gave birth seven times, and lost two children early. A second daughter, Margaret Emily
(known as Meta), was born on 7 February 1837. Florence Emily
arrived on 7 October 1842. Her youngest child, Julia Bradford
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increasingly blamed the headaches, collapses, and general poor health of herself and her daughter Meta
on the stress and pollution of Manchester. In the autumn of 1864, after over thirty years of Manchester...