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The nineteenth-century businesswoman in the British Isles : work culture, adaptation and the lace trade

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Sharpe, P (2004) The nineteenth-century businesswoman in the British Isles : work culture, adaptation and the lace trade. Socio-economic history- Shakai Keizai Shigaku, 69 (5). pp. 517-531. ISSN 0038-0113

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Abstract

彼女は容貌に誇りを持っていた。上品な白いレースの帽子から透けて見える,細かく縮れ短くカールしている,顔の周りにかかったその白髪に。それを見て,彼女がレースのために使った総額を考えると,7人の娘を持つ貧しいクイヴァフル夫人はいつも悲嘆に暮れるのであった(アンソニー・トロロープ『バーチェスター・タワーズ』1857年)。 This article looks at case studies of two British female lace 'entrepreneurs', Charlotte Treadwin (1821〜90) of Devon and Florence Vere O'Brien (1854〜1936) of Ireland. These women were typical of those responsible for the continuance of hand-lace trades during the age of predominance of machine-made lace. They were the reason for the endurance of female areas of manufacture when much of the work of lace making seemed to be increasingly male dominated. A close look at their working methods and work culture suggests that they did not innovate as much as imitate. Their business activities were partly for profit and partly philanthropic, but always with a strong interest in maintaining traditional techniques.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Socio-economic history- Shakai Keizai Shigaku
Page Range: pp. 517-531
ISSN: 0038-0113
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2008 21:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:26
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2775
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