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Mrs Graham


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William Cobbett : Cottage Economy: A New Edition

'Mrs Graham, the maker of this hat, is a poor but industrious woman, about five-and-thirty years of age, resident with her husband and daughter, in a cottage belonging to a little farm called Myer, in the parish of Hoddam, Dumfriesshire...About four years ago she procured a loan of Cobbet[t]'s Cottage Economy from a Farmer of that district, and finding there some instructions about the plaiting of Leghorn Bonnets, she forthwith set about turning it to advantage. By means of Cobbet[t]'s figures & descriptions she succeeded in discovering the proper sort or rather sorts of Grass in the fields...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mrs Graham      Print: BookManuscript: Letter


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