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Record 17003

Reading Experience:

'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, workmates)
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,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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