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"...we should be clem'd and starved...": Welsh pauper letters

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In this talk, Professor Stephen King (University of Leicester) will delve into the rich primary source material of pauper letters held at The National Archives.

Stephen will demonstrate how people of Wales in the 19th century adjusted to the new Poor Law system, and will bring out some of the very personal experiences of poverty through the accounts of the people who experienced it.

In Their Own Write is a three-year, AHRC-funded project, running from 2018 to 2021, which uses letters from paupers and other poor people, and associated manuscript material such as petitions, sworn statements and advocate letters (those written on behalf of paupers) to investigate the lives of the poor between 1834 and 1900.

It is run jointly by The National Archives at Kew and the Department of History at the University of Leicester.

We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.


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