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Oxfordshire Village Life: The Diaries of George James Dew

Oxfordshire Village Life: The Diaries of George James Dew

Shelf reference: BK-H-003

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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."