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Record Number: 17003


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'for although female servants form a large class of Her Majesty's subjects, I have seen but little of them or their affairs in print: sometimes, indeed, a few stray deliquents, from their vast numbers, find their way into the police reports of the newspapers; and in penny tracts, now and then, a "Mary Smith" or "Susan Jones" is introduced, in the last stage of consumption, or some other lingering disease, of which they die, in a heavenly frame of mind and are duly interred.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 Oct 1787 and 31 Jul 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Mary Ann Ashford

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Oct 1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of shoemaker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[tracts published by the Religious Tract Society]

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17003

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Ann Ashford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1844

Vol:

n/a

Page:

iii-iv

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Mary Ann Ashford, Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter (London, 1844), p. iii-iv, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17003, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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