Arthur Joseph Munby

Standard Name: Munby, Arthur Joseph
Used Form: Arthur J. Munby

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Employer Hannah Cullwick
From September 1872, HC often stayed at Munby 's chambers to look after the place while he was out of town; he then engaged her as his maid-of-all-work.
Cullwick, Hannah. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant. Stanley, LizEditor , Rutgers University Press, 1984.
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Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
When her employers, the Jacksons, moved away from London, HC resigned in order to stay near Munby .
Cullwick, Hannah. “Introduction and Notes”. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant, edited by Liz Stanley, Rutgers University Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 28, passim.
299
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
On the first day of HC 's employment as maid-of-all-work for her lover Arthur Munby , they had a major quarrel over his treating her as a nothing and with no consideration
Cullwick, Hannah. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant. Stanley, LizEditor , Rutgers University Press, 1984.
255
in public.
Cullwick, Hannah. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant. Stanley, LizEditor , Rutgers University Press, 1984.
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Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
HC was married by licence to Arthur Munby at St James's Church, Clerkenwell, in London, with only members of her family present.
Editor Liz Stanley gives a date of 3 January for the...
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
HC 's secret cross-class marriage to Arthur Munby was revealed by the publication of his will; it caused a furore in the national newspapers.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Munby
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
While in SuffolkHC was visited by Munby .
Cullwick, Hannah. “Introduction and Notes”. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant, edited by Liz Stanley, Rutgers University Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 28, passim.
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Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
While in London, she met Munby in the nearby park or visited him in his chambers at the Temple, where she would wash his feet and do other menial work to demonstrate her humility...
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
Munby visited HC irregularly while she lived in Bearley. They became closer again, though still living apart, in 1884 or 1885.
Cullwick, Hannah. “Introduction and Notes”. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant, edited by Liz Stanley, Rutgers University Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 28, passim.
9, 296, 302
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
HC met in the street Arthur Munby , writer, poet, and collector of experiences and representations of working-class women.
Cullwick, Hannah. “Introduction and Notes”. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant, edited by Liz Stanley, Rutgers University Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 28, passim.
2, 299
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Cullwick
HC stayed overnight with Arthur Munby at his chambers in the Inner Temple; he recorded in his diary resisting sexual temptation.
Cullwick, Hannah. “Introduction and Notes”. The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian Maidservant, edited by Liz Stanley, Rutgers University Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 28, passim.
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Friends, Associates Algernon Charles Swinburne
He had ties to writers Anne Ogle , Mary Louisa Molesworth , Ouida , and Mathilde Blind . His movement through England's literary circles also brought him into the company of Thomas Carlyle , James Anthony Froude
Intertextuality and Influence Augusta Webster
During her tenure she encountered the very best and worst of late Victorian poetry. Her published reviews, which critic Marysa Demoor characterises as expressing a hesitant modernism,
Demoor, Marysa. “Women Poets as Critics in the Athenæum: Ungendered Anonymity Unmasked”. Nineteenth-Century Prose, No. 1, pp. 51 -71.
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included appraisals of Robert Bridges ,...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah Cullwick
HC 's writing was intricately bound up with Munby as both lover and writer. They built a shared discursive world on the eroticization of class and gender transgression that found expression in the writings of...
Literary responses Jean Ingelow
Arthur Munby , meeting JI in early 1864, pronounced what became a commonly-held view, that she was second only to Mrs Browning as a poetess. An unsuccessful poet himself, he was relieved of the...
Literary responses Elizabeth Mary Parker
Munby , who had encouraged his secret wife, Hannah Cullwick , to record her experiences of servant life, registered in his diary his delight at the discovery of EMP 's publication: I left his shop...

Timeline

10 January 1863
The Metropolitan Railway , the first underground railway in the world, opened; it ran between Bishop's Road(Paddington) and Farringdon Street in London.
1864
Unitarian and feminist Mentia Taylor formed in London the Pen and Pencil Club to foster literary and artistic exchange.
October 1864
The Working Women's College opened in Queen Street, London.
1865
Arthur Munby published Verses New and Old.
By 17 April 1869
R. D. Blackmore published Lorna Doone.
November 1880
Arthur Munby published anonymously Dorothy: A Country Story with Kegan Paul .
1891
Arthur Munby published this year two books reflecting his interest in the working classes—the pseudonymous Vulgar Verses contained some work in dialect, while Faithful Servants collected hundreds of epitaths and obituaries—plus Vestigia Retrorsum, a...
1893
Arthur Munby published a narrative poem called Susan: A Poem of Degrees, a thinly disguised account of his tempestuous secret love for working-class diarist Hannah Cullwick .