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  • Letters to a mother
  • Subjects: infant care,

    • 1. ["Letters to a mother', 1817]
      GB:   LB  

      The BMCat lists an edition of "Letters to a mother on the management of infants and children...with...remarks on the diseases of infancy, &c.' as published London: Burton and Briggs 1817.

  • Letters to a mother on the watchful care of her infant
  • Subjects: infant care,

    • 1. Letters to a mother on the watchful care of her infant.
      15.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii [1] 2-144   [3s 6d on cover]  
      GB:   LB   *LWel  

      Binding: grey cloth
      The book includes nineteen letters, each on a different aspect of infant care, and three appendices.

  • Letters about missuses
  • Subjects: satire, servants,

    • 1. Letters about missuses, by a maid of all-work: addressed to the editor of Diogenes, to a friend in her neighbourhood, to a friend in the country, to a friend in town, to her mother, and to her young man; in which she sets forth in a peculiarly interesting manner, the domestic grievances of servants in general.
      21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] [i] ii [iii-v] 10-86   9 pls, illus  
      GB:   LB   *OB  

      The dedication, "to missuses in general', is signed "Your umbel servant, Susan Crick'. The actual author was possibly Horace Mayhew. Susan Crick's letters describe, with heavy irony, the pretensions of her employers and their treatment of her.

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