Poor Law Commission


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politics Caroline Frances Cornwallis
In 1811 CFC became involved, through her father, in the National Society for the Education of the Poor . She wrote to her friends to drum up support and funds for the endeavour. While not...
Textual Production Christian Isobel Johnstone
Using evidence gathered by the Poor Law Commission , CIJ published an indignant pamphlet: True Tales of the Irish Peasantry as Related by Themselves; Selected by Mrs. Johnstone from the Report of the Poor-law Commissioners.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Harriet Martineau
HM wrote the model number and several other volumes in a series conceived by the Poor Law Commissioners as guides for training children in workhouse schools.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Harriet Martineau
Female Industry is a wide-ranging review covering the 1851 census results, the reports of Poor Law Commissioners on women and children in agriculture, the Governesses' Benevolent Institution , and The Lowell Offering, as well...


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