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May Jones: Transcript

1.401 JONES, May, Untitled, MS (c.17,000 words). Brunel University Library. Transcribed by Jess Brandwood, 2018 1 1893 AD First Chapter I remember, …

Joseph Terry (1816-1889): Home and Family

Working-class fathers existed…but working-class fatherhood remained uncertain- Julie Marie Strange (1) Time spent together for working-class families would often be scarce as …

“Having preserved these printed papers I will not further write of those days but rather will begin about the time I left school in July, 1846, going first as errand boy to Mr. Robert Thornely becoming afterwards his apprentice in Silk Hat Finishing on October 1st, 1847.” (Ashley p.1).

“My Father, at that time and ever afterwards, declared that he paid the account in the office at the mills, but as the receipts could not be produced a distress was put in the house and the furniture sold- at least so much as to meet the miller’s claim” (Ashley p.2)

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