Health of Towns Commission, I, Report on the State of Large Towns in Lancashire, 1845

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Author: Isabella Read  | Date: 1842

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1842 XV-XVII appendix I, pp. 252, 258, 439, 461; appendix II, pp, 107, 122, 205 Dr. Lyon Playfair

Children in the Coal Pits

[1842]

II

Isabella Read, 12 years old, coal-bearer

I am brought with sister and brother, it is very sore work; cannot say how many rakes or journeys I make from pit’s bottom to wail face and back.

I carry out about 1 cwt. and a quarter on my back; have to stoop so much and creep through water, which is frequently up to the calves of my legs.

I do not like the work, nor do the lassies, but they are made to like it.

1In The New York Times, April 11, 1946.

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Chicago: Isabella Read, "Children in the Coal Pits—II," Health of Towns Commission, I, Report on the State of Large Towns in Lancashire, 1845, ed. Dr. Lyon Playfair in History in the First Person: Eyewitnesses of Great Events: They Saw It Happen, ed. Louis Leo Snyder and Richard B. Morris (Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Co., 1951), Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=N3YB7C1N3QRRJVJ.

MLA: Read, Isabella. "Children in the Coal Pits—II." Health of Towns Commission, I, Report on the State of Large Towns in Lancashire, 1845, edited by Dr. Lyon Playfair, Vol. XV-XVII, in History in the First Person: Eyewitnesses of Great Events: They Saw It Happen, edited by Louis Leo Snyder and Richard B. Morris, Harrisburg, Pa., Stackpole Co., 1951, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=N3YB7C1N3QRRJVJ.

Harvard: Read, I, 'Children in the Coal Pits—II' in Health of Towns Commission, I, Report on the State of Large Towns in Lancashire, 1845, ed. . cited in 1951, History in the First Person: Eyewitnesses of Great Events: They Saw It Happen, ed. , Stackpole Co., Harrisburg, Pa.. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=N3YB7C1N3QRRJVJ.