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New National Archives webinar - Introducing 19th-century paupers' letters

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The National Archives presents a new webinar, on 22 January 2019, exploring what paupers' letters are and how they can be used for research.

'In Their Own Write' is a three-year, AHRC-funded project, which runs from 2018 to 2021, and uses letters from paupers and other poor people, and associated manuscript material including:

  • petitions
  • sworn statements
  • advocate letters (those written on behalf of paupers)

to investigate the lives of the poor between 1834 and 1900.

In this webinar, 'In Your Own Write' research associate, Dr Peter Jones (University of Leicester), offers participants the chance to discover the often untold experiences of paupers and poor people of the 19th century, through first-hand accounts from the people experiencing difficult circumstances.

Register here. Runs 6pm to 7pm.

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