British Workwoman magazine 1863-1881
British Workwoman magazine
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- ReferenceGB 1847 GB 815 H/bank 18
- Dates of Creation1863-1881
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.025 metres (1 oversize box)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
A companion volume to the British Workman, the British Workwoman magazine was first produced in November 1863 and dedicated to Queen Victoria. The stated intention was that it should be devoted exclusively to the interests of the British Workwoman. This was accompanied by the statement that the education of women, constitutionally as well as intellectually, is really of more importance than the education of men, since the latter is always woman’s work. It followed the same style of format as its companion but as one press notice observed instead of being devoted to the improvement of the artisan, it aims to assist his wife and daughters in the struggle through life, and to encourage in exemplary deeds the whole female community. The illustrations, while vivid, are not of such good quality as The British Workman but the mix of improving stories and philanthropic articles is very similar. The publication continued until 1913 .
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Other Finding Aids
Item level list available via the resources section of Heatherbank Museum of Social Work Web pages . Printed item level list also available.
Alternative Form Available
Individual copies are held at the British Library http://www.bl.uk.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Copies of the British Workwoman are oversize and in a fragile condition.
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Museum Curator, Heatherbank Museum of Social Work.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1847 procedures
Location of Originals
This material is original
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