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England and Wales: Lives of Victorian Poor Go Online At National Archives

Posted by admin on Sep 2, 2010

Records detailing the lives of the Victorian poor, including those in workhouses, have been published online.

The National Archives project involves letters and reports passed between poor law authorities in England and Wales.

Project director Dr Paul Carter said the records were “unrivalled” as an important source for examining the lives of the Victorian poor.

Access to the records is free to the public, who can search for them on the National Archives website.

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