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ID: 2507
Autograph Letter signed
POTTER, Beatrix (Beatrix Heelis)


Category: Autograph Letter/ Manuscript

Place/Publisher/Date:
Sawrey, Ambleside, No Publisher. 1942.

Description:

Autograph Letter signed to "Dear Miss Wilson", 2pp., 8vo, Castle Cottage, Sawrey, Ambleside, 4th July 1942, regarding the use of the Women's Land Army on farms in the Lake District and their remuneration, signed Beatrix Heelis. "In a general way - a much better class are joining the Land Army, because a healthy out door life appeals to girls instead of the unfortunate conditions pertaining to factory life, and to at least one of the services. As regard wages: they are a lot for a small farmer to pay to a beginner; but what the girl receives in cash is not too much. The wages paid too the Forestry girls are most absurd. One woman doing piece work is said to be receiving £11 a fortnight. It is upsetting to men to hear of such a wage. It is to be hoped the girls don't find winter evenings too dull. I am very glad to think that you who know the possibilities of social amusement & interest in Hawkshead will help them. I have been wishing to help but I am getting slow & tired" Very good folded for posting and a few spots of foxing.

Price £3000.00

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