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Record 3851

Reading Experience:

'when Gladys [Teal] took a job at a draper's shop around 1930, a female assistant gave her a Marie Stopes book on birth control , which she gratefully read'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 1930
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:Gladys Teal
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: draper shop worker
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: Marie Stopes
Title: [book on birth control]
Genre: Social Science, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from another woman


Source Information:

Record ID: 3851  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 218
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 218,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

See Gladys Teal, 'Grasp the Nettle', p.14-15. No further ref traceable in Rose.



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