Vapourings of an Old Ploughboy: Memoirs of 1892-1914

Scope and Content

A childhood spent in Gateshead, Durham

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

Most of the autobiographies are listed in The Autobiography of the Working Class (Harvester Press, Brighton, 1984 - 1989).

Alternative Form Available

Digitised copy available

Archivist's Note

Listed as part of a volunteer project 2019 - 2020 by Zoe Farace and Antonia Fernandes

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However, you may use the material as permitted, under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.

Location of Originals

The original is now lost. Copies of other extracts cut and rearranged by I. Stickland are located at Brunel University Library.


The Autobiography of the Working Class (Harvester Press, Brighton, 1984 - 1989).

Personal Names