Working women in Victorian Britain, 1850-1910 the diaries and letters of Arthur J. Munby (1828-1910) and Hannah Cullwick (1833-1909) from Trinity College, Cambridge : a listing and guide to the microfilm collection. by Arthur Joseph Munby

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ContributionsCullwick, Hannah, 1833-1909.
LC ClassificationsZ7963.E7 M86 1993, HD6135 M86 1993
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Pagination88 p. :
Number of Pages88
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Open LibraryOL1134501M
ISBN 101857110447
LC Control Number94100956

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