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Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), Prison reformer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Quaker minister and social reformer; an early marriage to a Quaker merchant brought her to London where she became passionately concerned with prison reform as a result of a visit to the women's quarters in Newgate Prison, 1813; she also took up other social problems including the conditions of convicts being transported to Australia and the lack of night shelters for the London poor.

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