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Richard Jefferies

  • Merryn Williams

Abstract

On 14 November 1872, a long letter appeared in The Times about the condition of the labourers in Wiltshire. The subject was a topical one, for the Agricultural Labourers’ Union had been founded only nine months earlier and labourers all over the south-west were going on strike for more pay. The letter, which was signed Richard Jefferies, was obviously written by a partisan of the farmers, but the author was not a farmer himself. He was a young and impoverished journalist whose work had only been printed in local papers so far.

Keywords

Agricultural Labourer Rural Life Tenant Farmer Country Life Young Labourer 
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© Merryn Williams 1972

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  • Merryn Williams

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