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Railway Strikes

11/1/1851

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Railroads
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Dickens is here responding, as he makes clear, to a report in The Times of 27 December (p. 5, cols 5–6) of a meeting of the engine-drivers and firemen of the southern division of the London and North Western Railway, held at the Railway Tavern, Hampstead Road, on 26 December. The meeting was to hear delegates from the northern division and to decide whether to support them in threatening to strike. Delegates from the Great Western and other lines also attended. The northern men's grievances seem to have centred around the Company's decision to require three months' notice from employees wishing to leave its service. Simpson, a GWR driver, counselled caution and compromise: 'The more strikes there are the worse for ourselves, for we always find a certain set of men who have no character while things are straight, but who are taken on to supply the places of honest men if a strike occurs.'

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The Other Garret

11/1/1851

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Author William Moy Thomas
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Language and Languages
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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A Winter Sermon

11/1/1851

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Author Mr. [?] Harper
Genre Poetry: Occasional (Christmas, &c.) i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Communication; Telegraph; Postal Service
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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In large part from Alan Stevenson, A Rudimentary Treatise on ... Lighthouses (1850).

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Author Henry G. Wreford
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Mediterranean Region—Description and Travel
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Author Mrs Mary Anne Hoare
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
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11/1/1851

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subject Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Advertisement for the Household Narrative of Current Events.

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