Oxfordshire Village Life: The Diaries of George James Dew
Shelf reference: BK-H-003
- Physical copy held
Date of the item: 1983
Edited by Pamela Horn
"No other poor law relieving officer recorded so carefully the nature of his employment and his own attitude towards it. From George Dew's diaries (1870-1879) we can learn much about day to day life in the mid-Victorian countryside and about a pattern of existence which was already under threat from the growth of urbanisation and the process of industrial change."