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WORKING WOMEN IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN, 1850-1910

The Diaries and Letters of Arthur J Munby (1828-1910) and Hannah Cullwick (1833-1909)

from Trinity College, Cambridge

Detailed Listing

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Diaries of Arthur J Munby

The diary references which follow are largely excerpts from the original indexes in the diaries. They are provided only to give a flavour of each volume’s content and are by no means exhaustive.

Volume 1. 1 January - 30 June 1859
iii + 179pp. Index at front. pp. 11-12, 20-21, 68-71, 142-143, 168-170 absent (cut) - see note in vol. 4.
Contains diary entries concerning: Handel Festival (p.173); Louisa Baker, Milliner (pp.14-19); Mary Ann Bell, noseless girl (p.14); FD Maurice, Kingsley and Macmillan (pp.31-33); dinner meeting with Ruskin - discussion of books and are (pp.102-105 & 125); the Severns (p.130); and a Trademen’s Ball (pp.151-154).

Volume 2. 1 July - 18 August 1859
i + 173pp. Index at front. pp.69-70, 87-90, 95-104 cut.
Contains diary entries concerning: Alton Towers (pp.145-150); Boulogne and Pêcheuses (pp.13-67); Anne Burton and cheesemaking (pp.155-173); Dovedale etc (pp.108-118); female farm servants (pp.121-132); Picnic at Godstone (pp.3-6); and Sarah Tanner (pp.82-86 & 92).

Volume 3. 18 August 1859
28pp. Blanks thereafter.
Contains diary entries concerning: Anne Burton (pp.2-9, continued from the previous volume); Farm servants (pp.14, 15 & 17-22); and Wigan collier girls (pp.23-27).

Volume 4. 1 January - 18 March 1860
iii + 171pp. Index at front. Special note at front:
“All the excised passages, in this and other volumes, had reference, so far as I can remember, to my darling Hannah, now my wife. They describe the hours we spent together; the training and teaching that I gave her; and the work, often of the lowest and most servile kind, which she - a maid-of-all-work - of her own accord did for me, to show her love in her own way.”
AJM 19 June 1894

“He was a simple Barrister,
Unknown to wealth or fame;
In Figtree Court his chambers were,
And Munby was his name.”
(at front of volume 4)

Contains diary entries concerning: America (pp.150-153); The Artists’ Corps (p.93); Mary Anne Bell, Noseless tailoress (pp.59-62, 131-135 & 165); Comic singers (pp.164-168); Amy Dixon, A Charwoman (pp.8-11 & 66-80); Dustwomen (pp.8, 43 & 102-107); the Gargoyle Society (pp.22-25, 117) [a private club organizing meetings and plays]; Hannah (pp.21-24, 128-130, 140 & 155-160); FD Maurice (pp.100 & 111); Milkwoman (p.30); Newspaper girl (p.143); Mulready (p.108); Prostitutes, behaviour of (p.101); Sempstresses (Jessie Harrison and Marion Gibbs) (pp.12-16); Servants (including Ellen Rattew) (pp.25-29 & 120-124); Mary Severn (pp.94-96, 130 & 144); A Wedding (Mary Thornton’s) (pp.62-64); and Wifeselling (p.125).

Volume 5. 19 March - 7 August 1860
iii + 267pp. Index at front. Numerous passages cut.
Contains diary entries concerning: RD Blackmore (p.239); John Bright (p.109); Costergirl (p.100); Crystal Palace (p.115); Dustwomen (pp.29 & 225); Fidelio (p.68); Hannah (pp.91 & 199); Eliza Harris, Postman (p.132); Holman Hunt (p.108); female labourers (pp.31 & 53); Servants (pp.155, 218, 221, 232, 243 & 267); Landseer (p.246); Sir John Lawrence (p.120); Macmillan’s evenings (pp.74 & 240); A Masquerade (p.116); Clerk Maxwell (pp.186 & 204); FD Maurice (p.231); Alexandra Munro (p.133); Orange girls (p.103); Robbery (p.237); Salisbury (pp.151-154); Julia Slingsby, a beggar (pp.200, 223 & 229); Surburban Sunday (p.4); Thackeray (p.73); Volunteers (pp.59, 65, 67, 72 & 254); Washerwoman (p.153); Woolner (p.188); and Working Men’s College (pp.2, 66 & 175).

Volume 6. 8 August - 30 September 1860
iii + 261pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Collier Girls (at St Helen’s pp.189-203) and at Wigan (pp.203-253); the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and the Welsh borders (pp.151-181); Sydney Dobell (pp.164 & 165); Mary Dunning, housemaid (p.185); East End Opera (p.68); Garibaldi (p.74); Sarah Goodacre’s story (pp.29-46 & 54); Haigh Moor Brewery (pp.224-228); Hannah (pp.19-23, 58-68, 76, 164 & 180); Harlot (p.17); Female labour in Cheshire (p.187); Manchester and Wigan (pp.256-260); Norfolk Villages (pp.92-147); Lord Palmerston (p.16); Servants (pp.5, 52, 79, 81, 88, 91, 108, 113, 115, 120, 125, 126, 128, 139, 153, 159-163, 170, 175 & 185); the Severns (pp.3 & 76); the Victorian Press (p.72); and Wilmington House (pp.49-54).

Volume 7. 1 October 1860 - 26 March 1861
iii + 191pp. Index at front. Blanks at end. pp.109-110 cut. Contains diary entries concerning: Adventure of three Manchester girls (pp.70-72); cheesemaking (pp.16, 17 & 22); The Colleen Bawn (p.116); The Gargoyles (pp.89, 120 & 143); Marion Gibbs, Tailor (p.98); Hannah (pp.58, 104-106 & 151); Female labour (pp.18, 25, 26-32, 34, 37, 39-43, 45, 51 & 139); A London Street scene (pp.72-74); London Workgirls (pp.125-132 & 190); Macmillan’s gatherings mudlarks (p.189); Norwich saltworks (pp.26-32); photographs of “the nude” (p.124); Women ploughers (p.16); Ruskin (pp.93-96 & 115); Servants (pp.16, 17, 19, 34, 36, 39, 48, 60, 78, 113, 140-142 & 156); The Severns (p.115); Queen Victoria (p.66); Working Men’s College (pp.68, 75, 88 & 185); and Mary Wright, book-binder (pp.54 & 87); Female mudlarks.

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Volume 8. 27 March - 22 June 1861
iii + 295pp. Index at front. pp.86-126 blank.
Contains diary entries concerning: Female brickmaker (pp.164-169); Ferrywomen (p.157); France (Pêcheuses and servants, pp.7-8; Dieppe; Rouen; Female gatekeepers, p.14; Paris; the can-can, pp.22-25; Balayeuses, pp.26, 34, 35, 56, 62 & 65; Barrier balls, pp.69-74; French indecency, pp.20 & 51; Female driver, pp.77-78; Shoeblacks, pp.78-79); Gargoyles (p.171); Louisa Hamilton-Finney, her story (pp.230-237); Fechter’s Hamlet (p.181); Hannah (pp.172, 206 & 246); Charles Kingsley (p.147); Leotard, the acrobat (p.190); Macmillan’s evenings (p.211); Milkwoman (pp.224-227); Noseless woman (pp.129 & 184); Ruskin and Mrs Millais (p.187); A Female sackmaker (pp.208-211), Mary Severn (p.188); a Shirtcoller maker (p.178); A shopwoman’s life (pp.192-204); Female Telegraph clerks (pp.214-221).

Volume 9. 23 June - 26 August 1861
iii + 258pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Brickyard girls, Shepherd’s Bush (pp.19-25); Elizabeth & Charlotte Burridge (pp.223-244); Crystal Palace (pp.26 & 107); Farmer’s daughter (pp.205, 206, 213 & 223-224); Hannah (pp.10, 15, 17, 33, 51, 58, 68, 71, 80, 88, 90, 112); Eliza Harris, postman (pp.94-99); Ilfracombe Donkey girls (p.180); Harriet Langdon, first sight of her (pp.178 & 209ff); Lympstone fisherwomen (pp.128-141); FD Maurice (p.46); Macmillan’s evenings (pp.14 & 59); Female sailor (p.82); Servants (numerous entries); The Severns (p.78); Wessex (pp.114-249); Elizabeth Shepstone and her hands (pp.250-258); and Wilmington House (pp.6-9 & 53-57).

Volume 10 “Was never written.”

Volume 11. 11 September - 31 December 1861.
259pp. Index at end.
Contains diary entries concerning: Boulogne (pp.45-161 - including details of female porters, Pêcheuses, Balayeuses, Farmservants, a servant’s ball, etc); Female Christy’s Minstrels [coloured singers and dancers] (pp.249-252); Female criminals (pp.4, 171 & 193); Costergirls (p.25); Dustwomen (pp.30 & 43); JA Froude (pp.225 & 235); Gargoyles (pp.181 & 231); Gypsy girls (p.180); Hannah (pp.165, 170, 177, 191, 216, 221, 225, 232, 237, 253 & 254); Female labour (numerous entries); Macmillan’s gatherings (pp.168, 178 & 193); DG Rossetti (p.179); Servants (numerous entries); Tothill Fields Prison Visit (pp.193-216).

Volume 12. 1 January - 31 March 1862
v + 257pp. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: America (pp.9, 16, 51, 111, 150, 160, 239 & 240); Artists models (pp.10 & 136); Ballet girls (pp.88 & 226); Clerks (p.251); Female Clown (p.31); Divorce Court (p.200); Dustwomen (pp.31, 220 & 237); Fitzgerald (pp.100 & 151); Gargoyles (pp.37, 98 & 194); Governess (p.140); Hannah (pp.8, 23, 27, 39, 52, 84, 94, 103, 108, 121, 145, 152, 172, 197, 213, 234 & 251); Holman Hunt (p.231); Macmillan’ gatherings (pp.16, 32, 44, 160, 184 & 241); Market gardens (p.164); FD Maurice (p.156); Milkwomen (pp.21, 73, 83, 154, 174, 176,192, 195 & 198); Millais (pp.100 & 231); Moore (pp.6, 53, 75 & 131); Orange girls (pp.21, 89 & 144); Papermill hands (p.165); Prostitutes (p.101); Rossetti’s poems (p.241); Ruskin (p.32); Swinburne (p.218); and Thackeray (p.152).

Volume 13. 1 April - 14 June 1862
iii + 267pp. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: Female acrobats (pp.115 & 134); Nathalie Foucourt (pp.115-128 & 195-201); Gargoyle meetings (pp.110 & 170); Hannah (pp.18, 19, 29, 33, 47, 54 & 59); Harriet Langdon (pp.77-82, 88, 131, 192 & 256); Macmillan’s evenings (pp.21 & 83); FD Maurice (p.167); Monckton Milnes (p.105); Indecent photographs (p.169); a clairvoyant physician (p.63); Rome (p.110); Servants (numerous entries); Mrs Severn’s death (p.104); and waitresses (p.9).

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Volume 14. 15 June - 30 August 1862
iv + 259pp. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: Mme Bodichon (p.57); Robert Browning (p.18); Helen Faucit (pp.14, 40 & 90); Nathalie Foucart (pp.64 & 137); Hannah (entries throughout); Lancashire lasses in London (pp.24, 42-50, 101 & 193-203); Harriet Langdon (pp.65, 71, 73, 81, 138, 146 & 192); FD Maurice (pp.76 & 78); Milkwomen (pp.4,148, 191, 204 & 202-224); Millais’s “Trust Me” (p.28); DG Rossetti (pp.22, 25, 27, 31 & 34); Servants (numerous entries throughout); A Swinburne (pp.27-34); Tennyson’s photograph (p.77); Thackeray (p.16); and Wigan pitgirls (p.50).

Volume 15. 30 August - 21 September 1862
iii + 267pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Basle (p.985); Descent of Belgian coalpit (pp.13-27); Colliers (pp.14-27); Female Gatekeepers (pp.3 & 77); Female porters (pp.42, 67 & 206); female scavengers (p.2); fieldworkers (numerous entries throughout); Flemish female peasants (pp.3, 10 etc); Geneva (pp.246-265); Girls and their burdens (pp.146-151); Glassworks; Heidelberg (p.68); Lucerne (p.98); Mainz (p.59); Servants (numerous entries throughout); and Strasbourg (p.78).

Volume 16. 22 September - 27 November 1862
iii + 267pp. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: Paris (pp.1-17); Boulogne (pp.18-44, including Shrimpfishers, Elise, etc.); Brotherton women (pp.120-132 & 169); Gargoyles (p.245); Hester Burdon’s story (pp.88-119); Hannah (pp.50-54, 171, 200, 203, 230, 235, 239, 241, 246-251 & 252-257); Charles Kingsley (p.252); Harriet Langdon (pp.173, 175 & 243); Macmillan’s evenings (p.198); William Morris (p.265); Ruskin (p.266); Scarborough (pp.58-65); Servants (numerous entries throughout); Mrs Severn (pp.77 & 167); Wilmington House (pp.260-264); and Working Men’s College (pp.108, 207, 258 & 266).

Volume 17. 28 November 1862 - 7 March 1863
iii + 265pp. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: Christmas in a Yorkshire Village (pp.35-39); Crossingsweepers (pp.58-60); Dartford Paper Mill (p.70); Dickinson’s Evenings (pp.186 & 225); Kate Doolan, dustwoman (pp.192-194); Dustwomen (pp.66-69, 192-194, 205 & 235); Emma Ermey (pp.72-78, 80 & 120); Farmservants wages in 1862 (p.47); Female acrobats (pp.112, 207-209 & 233); Gargoyles (pp.20, 107, 141, 163 & 201); Kew Gardens (p.218); Harriet Langdon (pp.107, 125, 140 & 196); Macmillan’s evenings (pp.17-20, 86, 105, 135-139, 141 & 192); Music Halls (pp.61 & 113); A Pantomime Heroine (pp.100-108); Servants (numerous entries throughout); Mary Severn (p.210); Thackeray (p.202); Opening of Underground Railway (p.88); Valentines (p.175); Working Men’s College (numerous entries).

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Volume 18. 8 March - 30 April 1863
v + 265pp. Index at front. Illustration.
Contains diary entries concerning: Bargewomen (pp.105 & 251); Cambridge butchers (p.120); Coloured women (pp.191-195 & 256); Dickinson’s evenings (p.45); Female Brickmakers (pp.2-4 & 8-13); A Female City Clerk (pp.157-177); Female Cockers (p.9); Female Labourers and Female Servants (numerous entries throughout); Female Ropemakers (pp.106 & 199); Female Telegraphic clerks (pp.3-6); Female Tramps (p.20); Ferrywomen (pp.121-138); Gillingham (pp.1-28); The Governor’s Daughter (pp.214-217); Hannah (pp.35-37, 87, 98 & 206); Harriet Langdon (pp.74-78, 104, 156, 179-181 & 190); A little girl’s story (pp.66-73); Macmillan’s evenings (pp.93, 154, 235 & 265); Milkwomen (numerous entries throughout); and Thomas Woolner (p.93),

Volume 19. 1 May - 10 July 1863
v 264pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Britannia Theatre (pp.88, 203, 215, 221-223, 233-235 & 259); Female servants and Female labourers (numerous entries throughout); Female Porters (pp.155 & 209-213); Gargoyles (p.2); Hannah (pp.36, 49, 124, 136-142, 161-165, 172, 184, 191, 214, 223-229, 254, 262 & 264); Kiss in the Ring (pp.127-132); Harriet Langdon (pp.136, 143, 219, 220 & 230); Macmillan’s Evenings (pp.117 & 151); FD Maurice (pp.147-149); Milkwomen (numerous entries throughout); A Polish Giantess (p.166); Pyrford, his first visit to (pp.21-26); Rachel the Quakeress (p.236); Abie Reynolds, the Gypsy (pp.58-65 & 92-122); An evening at DG Rossetti’s (pp.79-84); Talk with John Ruskin (pp.174-177); Ellen Saunders, a race-card girl (p.106); The Victoria Press (p.90); Village life (pp.5-7 & 14-16); and Working Men’s College (numerous entries).
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Volume 20. 11 July - 19 August 1863
v 264pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: RD Blackmore (p.113); A Collier Girl out of work (pp.247-149); Dudley and the Black Country (pp.136-166, including Black Country Pitgirls, pp.140-143 & 151-158, and Female nailers and ironworkers, pp.143-151); Female servants and labourers (numerous entries throughout); Martha Finn’s story (pp.72-76); Hannah (pp.7, 38, 41-46, 49, 60, 77, 113, 115-128, 132, 178, 180 & 183-192); Lancashire Pitgirls (pp.231-255); Harriet Langdon (pp.44, 111 & 131); Milkwomen (numerous entries); Housemaid Rebecca (pp.84-99 & 106-108); Shropshire pitgirls (pp.166-177 & 192-194); and the Women’s Brewery (pp.256-264).

Volume 21. 19 August - 31 August 1863
v + 243pp then blanks. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Bondagers (numerous entries throughout); Daleswomen (pp.60, 62, 77 & 88); Female ostler (pp.7-14); Female reapers (p.49); Female servants (numerous entries throughout); Ann Hodgson (pp.111-119); A Labourer’s picnic (pp.121 & 128); The Lake District (pp.42-149); Newcastle girls (p.229); Underground women (pp.34-37); Wigan pitgirls (pp.4-32); and the Women’s brewery (pp.1-4).

Volume 22. 1 September - 5 September 1863
v + 53pp and blanks. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Bedale marketwomen (pp.13-16); Durham (pp.1-12); Female labourers (pp.13,17 & 23); Female servants (pp.43, 48 & 50); Milkmaids (pp.19 & 50); and Ripon (pp.36-44, including marketwomen, pp.37 & 44).

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Volume 23. 1 January - 15 March 1864
v + 264pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: GJ Cayley (pp.99, 102, 111 & 155); Clifton Holme (pp.1-23); Dialect (p.15); A Dream (pp.180-189); Female Circus Rider (pp.199-263 & 210-214); Meetings of the Gargoyles (pp.55, 89, 180 & 228); Hannah (pp.95-98, 131, 135-137, 180-189, 221 & 231-240); Harlots (pp.35 & 76-78); Holman Hunt (p.112); Miss Jean Ingelow (pp.167-173 & 175); Millais and his children (p.120); Female labourers and servants (numerous entries throughout); JA Froude and Woolner (pp.121-124); Milkwomen (numerous entries throughout); Queen Kitty (pp.43-46, 56-65, 83, 129, 145, 147, 152-166 & 248); “The Recluse” (pp.99, 111, 127, 136, 167 & 176); Ruskin (pp.113 & 132); Thackeray’s death (pp.24, 88 & 95); Victoria Press (p.149); Working Men’s College (numerous entries throughout); and Working Women’s College, beginning of (pp.130-134).

Volume 24. 16 March - 9 May 1864
v + 265pp. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: African Women (pp.36-38 & 56); RD Blackmore (p.132); Life in Calcutta (pp.111-113); Dustwomen (pp.6-8, 22, 73-80 & 247-249); The East End on Sunday (pp.13-21); Female servants (numerous entries throughout); A Female smoker (p.103); Gargoyle meetings (p.12); Garibaldi in London (pp.85-98 & 118-123); Washington Irving (p.84); A Masked ball (pp.103-107); Milkwomen (numerous entries throughout); Mulready (p.61); A photographer’s “Young Lady” (pp.9-11 & 53); Private theatricals (p.202); Pyrford (pp.215-219); A Surrey miller’s household (pp.233-242); A Waxworks (p.33); Working Men’s College (numerous entries); Working Women’s College (pp.57 & 117); and the Zoological Gardens (pp.80-82).

Volume 25. 10 May - 3 July 1864
v + 263pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Charles Dickens (p.1); Coloured women (pp.158, 191 & 207-213); Female acrobats (pp.178-182); Female fieldlabourers (pp.52, 59-63, 93, 155 & 235); Female mudlarks (pp.163-168) Female servants (numerous entries throughout); Fidelio (p.252); Gargoyle picnic (pp.234 & 240); Hannah (pp.169-175, 232-251 & 258); Holman Hunt’s pictures (pp.182-185); Kiss in the Ring (pp.37-41); Harriet Langdon (97 & 103); Manx fishergirls (p.57); Market garden women (pp.46, 52 & 104); Milkwomen (numerous entries); Peapickers (pp.261-263); Pyrford (pp.51-93); Abie Reynolds (pp.6-11); Queen Kitty (pp.141-147); Trotterscrapers (pp.105-111); Mary Worden and her hands (pp.117-137); Working Men’s College (numerous entries).

Volume 26. 4 July - 6 August 1864
v + 169pp. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Clara Absolus (pp.39-41); A contretemps in love (pp.8-11); Don Giovanni (p.30); Female labourers (numerous entries throughout); Gladstone (p.95); Hannah (pp.11-13); Hannah and the ballast digger (pp.98-130 & 143); A man like a woman (p.151); Milkmaids (numerous entries); Missionaries in India (p.148); A Religious Meeting (pp.15-17); and a working folk’s fête (pp.149-151).

Volume 27. 7 August - 18 August 1864
v 121pp. and blanks.
Contains diary entries concerning: Sydney Dobell (p.3); France (pp.28-118, including Female shrimpfishers in Granville, p.35, Bathing women in St Malo, p.64, Female saltmakers, p.79, Female threshers, pp.100-104, 110-111 & 119, Farmgirls work and wages, p.106, Women riding astride, pp.58 & 107); and Jersey (pp.9-27, including many accounts of female labourers).

Volume 28. 1 September - 31 September 1864
v + 163pp. and blanks. Index at front.
Contains diary entries concerning: Betsy, the maid of all work (pp.149-153); Ann Charlton (pp.128 & 139); Sydney Dobell (p.133); Female servants (numerous entries); A female shepherd (pp.92-94); An invalid’s pleasures (pp.20-24); Jersey (pp.2-7); Maggie, the Kitchenmaid (pp.31-34, 53 & 77); and Milkwomen (numerous entries).

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Volume 29. Partridge and Cozens’ Shilling Octavo Diary for 1861
8pp. +1p. memoranda (index) + 53ff.
Contains diary entries concerning: Harriet Langdon (p.69); Pig faced lady (p.21); Prince Consort’s death (p.101); DG Rossetti (pp.15, 17, 25, 41); Swinburne (p.41).

Volume 30. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1862
29pp. + 52ff.+ Memos (index)
Contains diary entries concerning: Basle (p.72); Brighton (p.32); Hester Burdon (p.81); ES Cayley (p.17); Genoa (p.76); Heidelburg (p.72); Interlaken (p.74); Lucerne (p.72); Namur (p.71); Paris (p.77); The Rhine (p.72); DG Rossetti (pp.50-51); and Strasburg (p.72).

Volume 31. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1863
29pp. + 52ff. + notes (index).
Also includes a list of journeys /letters.
Contains diary entries concerning: Army clothes factory (p.27); Brickmakers (pp.20, 21 & 86); Brewery & Colliery (p.67); Dustwoman (p.1); Female porters (pp.51 & 89); Field labour (pp.28, 29 & 85); Milkwomen (pp.56, 80 & 92); Quakers (p.43); Mrs Rae (pp.96, 100); Rossetti (p.39); Ruskin (p.46).

Volume 32. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1864
28pp. + memos (index) + 52ff. 6pp insert after p.72.
Contains diary entries concerning: Brittany (pp.67-73); Clifton & Scarborough (pp.73-98 & 104-107); Coloured women (pp.32, 47, 49 & 50); Dustwomen (pp.31 & 47); Outcasts (pp.59, 60 & 62); and Peapickers (p.55).

Volume 33. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1865
32pp. + 52ff. Index at front (in poor pencil).
Contains diary entries concerning: A Black Irishwoman (8 Jan); RD Blackmore (April 10); Women of British Columbia (8 Jan); Factory girls (Feb 27-28, March 6, 11 & 13); Field labour (numerous entries); Fishergirls (numerous entries); JA Froude (June 23); Harriet Langdon (April 20, May 30 & June 24); Milkwomen (numerous entries); Pankhurst female prison (May 26); Servants (numerous entries); The Severns (June 13); Tattooed woman (May 26); A Tennyson (May 23); and Wigan pitgirls (March 14-17 & May 31).

Volume 34. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1866
16pp. + 108ff. No Index. Bound and interleaved clippings.
Contains diary entries concerning: Henry Fawcett (Jan 23).

Volume 35. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1867
16pp. + 118ff. Partial index at back. Bound and interleaved. Includes
clippings.

Contains diary entries concerning: Female ballastdiggers (Sept 21); Flambro’ fishergirls (Oct 16); Landseer’s lions (Jan 26 & Feb 2); Harriet Langdon (Feb 21 & Sept 17); Milkwomen (Jan4, 17 & Feb 2); Servants (Jan 11 & 28); Wigan pitgirls (Oct 21); Working Men’s College (Jan 16); & Working Women’s College (Jan 2 & 9).

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Volume 36. Letts No. 35 Rough Diary, 1868
16pp. + 113ff. Index at front. Bound and interleaved.
Contains diary entries concerning: Aubrey House parties (Jan 22, Feb 1, March 4, April 3, 22, Nov 7, 24 & Dec 5); Belgian collier girls (Aug 10-12); RD Blackmore (Feb 8); George Cruikshank (Jan 30); Female acrobats, and sketches of (numerous entries throughout); Female fieldworkers (numerous entries); Hannah (pp.21, 22, 24, 38, 69 & 78); Harriet Langdon (Jan 10, Feb 7, 10 & March 28); Milkwomen (numerous entries); Newgate market (Dec 12); Servants (numerous entries); The Severns (March 12 & Oct 31); Swinburne (Jan 11, 30 & July 1); the Thackerays (April 21); and Queen Victoria (Feb 9).

Volume 37. Letts Diary or Bills Due Book and Almanack, 1869
16pp. + 115ff. Bound and interleaved. Index at front and back. Sketches.
Contains diary entries concerning: Mme Bodichon (Feb 11, March 11, 18 & July 16); Ann Bradley, the milkwench (pp.109-110); Girton, the beginnings of (Feb 11 & July 16); Milkwomen (numerous entries throughout); A miller’s daughter (Nov 12); D G Rossetti (p.8A); Ruskin (Dec 10); Ruskins Turners (April 14); Servants (numerous entries throughout); Arthur Severn (Sept 20); Siamese twins (Feb 12); Swinburne (p.8A, Feb 3, 22, May 24 & June 2); & Woolner’s studio (March 18 & 22).

Volume 38. Letts Diary of Bills Due Book and Almanack, 1870
16pp. + 115ff. Index at front and back.
Contains diary entries concerning: Aubrey House parties (Jan 12, Feb 5, April 27, Nov 5 & 3 Dec); RD Blackmore (p.59); Carlyle (May 4); Chinese woman (June 21); Charles Dickens, his death (June 10 & 13); JA Froude (April 1); Miss Garrett (Nov 11 & Dec 16); Hannah (p.24 & March 14); Tom Hughes (Nov 11 & Dec 16); TH Huxley (Dec 7); John Keble (March 29); Harriet Langdon (Aug 18); FD Maurice (Oct 13); Milkwomen (numerous entries); JE Millais (May 30); Molly Nettleton & Flamborough (Dec 16, 29, 30 & pp.111, 114, 115, 117 & 120); Peasant women and men (July 25); Rossetti and his poems (May 2, 31 & p.53); Ruskin (Nov 19); Russian women ploughing (Sept 23); Servants (numerous entries); Walter Severn (May 31 & Oct 23); Shropshire pitgirls in Middlesex (June 25, July 3 & 27, & pp.23, 27 & 60-61); Swinburne (May 2, 15 June & Aug 8); Thames Embankment opened (July 13-15); Turgenev (Nov 22); Welsh collier girls (Oct 4-6); Women’s Suffrage meeting (p.30); Thomas Woolner (p.51); Wordsworth (p.64); and Mary Wright, chimney sweeper (Dec 17).

Volume 39. Letts Diary of Bills Due Book and Almanack 1871
16pp. + 12pp. insert + 115ff. Index at back. Bound and interleaved.
Contains diary entries concerning: Anne, the parlour maid (Feb 18); Dr Arnold (p.58); Aubrey House parties (Jan 11 & March 22); RD Blackmore (Aug 12); Hartley Coleridge (p.58); Helen Faucit (p.116); WE Gladstone (Feb 1); Hannah (Feb 14, May 4, 11, 18 & Aug 21); Charles Kingsley & JA Froude (p.115); The Lakes (Sept 29 to Oct 4); Maidservants (Jan 22, 27, Feb 11, 18 & March 12); Miss Martineau (p.58); Milkwomen (numerous entries throughout); Molly Nettleton (p.210); Paris, surrender of (Jan 30 & Feb 3); WRS Ralston (Jan 19, Feb 13 & July 3); DG Rossetti (July 5 & p.63); Shropshire pitgirls in Middlesex (pp.61, 62 & 72); Working Women’s College (Jan 18 & March 31); and Wordsworth (p.58).

Volume 40. Letts Diary or Bills Due Book and Almanack, 1872
16pp. + 111ff. Index at back.
Contains diary entries concerning: Hannah (Jan 24 & 25); Laundrymaids (Jan 18); RB Litchfield & the Darwins (Jan 9 & 12); WRS Ralston (Jan 13); Theatres & music halls (p.9); Workhouse girls (p.7); and Working Women’s College (Jan 12 & 17).

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Diaries of Arthur J Munby

Volume 41. Letts Diary or Bills Due Book and Almanack, 1873
16pp. + 107ff. No index.
Contains diary entries concerning: Superstitions.

Volume 42. Letts Diary or Bills Due Book and Almanack, 1874
16pp. + 106ff. No index.

Volume 43. Harwood’s Diary, with an almanack for 1875
36pp. + 69ff. No index. Expenses.
Contains details of trip to Paris, Venice & Basle.

Volume 44. Harwood’s Diary, with an almanack for 1876
(ii) + 36pp. + 70ff. No index. Some pictures.

Volume 45. Harwood’s Diary, with an almanack for 1877
36pp. + 69ff. No index. Pictures. Expenses.
Contains details of trip to Geneva, Lausanne & Paris.

Volume 46. Harwood’s Diary, with an almanack for 1878
36pp. + 69ff. + blanks + 6ff. (printed pages). No index.

Volume 47. Harwood’s Diary, with an almanack for 1879
36pp. + 69ff. + (2ff). No index.

Volume 48. Letts’s Diary No 17, 1880
pp.1-18, ff.1-32, pp.19-36. No index.

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Diaries of Arthur J Munby

Volume 49. Letts Diary No 17, 1881
pp.1-18, ff.1-32, pp.19-36. No index.

Volume 50. Letts Diary No 17, 1882
pp.1-18, ff.1-32, pp.19-36. No index.

Volume 51. The Gentleman’s Pocket Daily Companion . . . 1883
pp.1-61, ff.1-67, pp.197-261. Leather tuck cover. No index. Contains list of pitwenches at Southall (25 in all, giving names and ages).

Volume 52. The Gentleman’s Pocket Daily Companion . . . 1884
pp.1-61, ff.1-67, pp.197-261. No index.

Volume 53. The Gentleman’s Pocket Daily Companion . . . 1885
pp.1-61, ff.1-67, pp.197-261. No index.

Volume 54. The Gentleman’s Pocket Daily Companion . . . 1886
pp.1-61, ff.1-67, pp.197-261. No index.

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Diaries of Arthur J Munby

Volume 55. The Gentleman’s Pocket Daily Companion . . . 1887
260pp. No index.

Volume 56. Peacock’s Royal Diary and Memorandum Book for 1888
pp.(1-4), 1-30, (1-107), 1-29. No index. Expenses.

Volume 57. Peacock’s Royal Diary and Memorandum Book for 1889
pp.1-30, (1-121), (1-19). No index.

Volume 58. The Illustrated British Pocket Diary & Almanack for 1890
pp.(1-16), (1-134), (1-16). No index.

Volume 59. The Church Missionary Pocket Almanack and Kalendar for 1891
pp.1-80, pp.81-192 interleaved. No index.

Volume 59a. Walker’s No. 3 Diary for 1892
pp.i - xvi, 1-122 interleaved, 1-44, blanks. No index.

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Diaries of Arthur J Munby

Volume 60. TJ & J Smith’s Pocket Diary No. 27, 1893
pp.1-8, 1-391 and cuttings at end.
No index.

Volume 61. TJ & J Smith’s Pocket Diary No. 27, 1894
pp.1-8, 1-390, enclosures (card and note on expenses).
No index.

Volume 62. Charles Letts’s Improved Pocket Diary for 1895
pp.i - ix, 1-193 interleaved. No index.
List of references to Hannah on back page.

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Diaries of Arthur J Munby

Volume 63. Charles Letts’s Improved Pocket Diary for 1896
pp.i - ix, 1-193 not interleaved. No index.
Hannah references at back. Western Counties Railway map in back.

Volume 64. Charles Letts’s Improved Pocket Diary for 1897
pp.i - viii, 1-193 not interleaved. No index.
Hannah references.

Volume 65. Charles Letts’s Improved Pocket Diary for 1898
(pp.1-8), 1-194 not interleaved. No index.

Visits to Hannah, “Volumes I-XXIX”, 1885-1907.
Arthur J Munby’s diaries describing his visits to Hannah. A vivid portrait, full of dialect.

Volume 66. Visits to Hannah, “Volume I”, 1885
Written both ways, forward pp.1-95, back pp.1-15.
Pictures. Some poor pencil.
I’m not a bit like a lady, you know”, Says Hannah . . .

Volume 67. Visit to Hannah, “Volume II”, 1885
pp.1-32, i-iv, 1-63.
Contains diary entries concerning: The Scottish Provident Institution Diary and Prospectus 1885.

Volume 68. Visits to Hannah, “Volume III”, April and May 1886
pp.i-ii, 130-132, 1-129.

Volume 69. Visits to Hannah, “Volume IV”, October 1886
pp.i-iii, 1-135.

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Visits to Hannah.

Volume 70. Visits to Hannah, “Volume V”, April and September 1887, September and October 1888
Written both ways; forward pp.i-iii, 1-97, blanks.
Back pp.i-iii, 1a-57a.

Volume 71. Visits to Hannah, “Volume VI”, April 1888 and October 1888
pp.1-32, 1-32, 33-64.

Volume 72. Visits to Hannah, “Volume VII”, Christmas 1888
pp.i-iii, 1-105 blanks.
“For the first time in thirty four year, I am able to spend Christmas with my beloved servant-wife; and in her own cottage too.”

Volume 73. Visits to Hannah, “Volume VIII”, Easter 1889
pp.i-iii, 1-107 blanks.

Volume 74. Visits to Hannah, “Volume IX”, July 1889
pp.i-iv, 1-115.

Volume 75. Visits to Hannah, “Volume X”, January 1890
pp.i-ii, 1-178.

Volume 76. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XI”, April 1890
pp.i-ii, 1-94.

Volume 77. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XII”, April 1890, August and September 1890
pp.i-iii, 1-177.

Volume 78. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XIII”, December 1890
pp.1-25, blanks.

Volume 79a. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XIV i”, May and June 1891
pp.i-ii, 1-70.

Volume 79b. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XIV ii”, May and June 1891
pp.i-ii, 1-70.

Volume 79c. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XIV iii”, May and June 1891
pp.i-ii, 1-78.

Volume 79d. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XIV iv”, May and June 1891
pp.i-ii, 1-70.

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Visits to Hannah

Volume 80. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XV”, August and September 1891
pp.175-178, 1-174 + (i).

Volume 81. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XVI”, November and December 1891
pp.i-ii, 1-179.

Volume 82. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XVII”, January and February 1892, May and June 1892
pp.i-iii, 1-1339.

Volume 83. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XVIII”, August & November 1892, March and April 1893
pp.i-iii, 1-297 blanks.

Volume 84. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XIX”, June and September 1893
pp.i-iii, 1-339.

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Visits to Hannah

Volume 85. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XX”, 15 November - 14 December 1893
pp.i-iii, 1-309, blanks, and notes as to 1894, 1895 and 1896.

Volume 86. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXI”, 1896-1898
pp.i-iii, ff1-134.

Volume 87. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXII”, 1898
pp.i-iii, pp.1-164.

Volume 88. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXIII”, November and December 1898, March - July 1899
pp.i-iii, 1-168.

Volume 89. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXIV”, July - December 1899
pp.i-iii, 1-187.

Volume 90. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXV”, 1900
pp.1-153.

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Visits to Hannah

Volume 91. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXVI”, November 1900 -
July 1901
pp.i-iii, 1-179.

Volume 92. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXVII”, August 1901 - September 1902
pp.i-iii, 1-183.

Volume 93. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXVIII”, August 1902 - June 1904
pp.i-iii, 1-275, + poem at end; photo at front; also poem at front:
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Oh could I thus for ever lie
By this My Masters’ side,
And let the days and years go by
Whatever may betide!

Hannah 5 December 1903

Volume 94. Visits to Hannah, “Volume XXIX”, 1904-1907
pp.i-v, 1-177.
Reads aloud Anna Karenina

“Hannah” by Arthur J Munby

Volume 95. “Hannah” by Arthur J Munby, “Volume I”, 1875
pp.i-iii, 1-171.

Volume 96.Hannah” by Arthur J Munby, “Volume II”, 1877
pp.i-iii, 1-177.

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Notebooks of Arthur J Munby.

Volume 97. Arthur J Munby 12 notebooks. Items 1-12:

Item 1. 1864
ff.1-97, ff.1-74 forward, 75-79 blank, 97-80 back.

Item 2. 1865.
ff.1-30 forward, blanks, ff.1-2, blanks, from back ff.1-24. Some very faint. Most blank.

Item 3. 1866.
pp.i-v, pp.1-92, blanks, 3ff of sketches at end.

Item 4. 1869.
pp.i-ii, pp.1-28 forward, back ff.1-44.

Item 5. 1873.
ff.1-69.
Item 6. 1874.
pp.1-93, 94-121 blank, 122-129 (expenses)

Item 7. 1880.
pp.i-ii, 1-128, (p.85ff are blank).

Item 8. 1882.
pp.i, 19-71b, rest blank.

Item 9. 1887
ff.1-22, poorly written in faint pencil.

Item 10. 1880-1 Austrian notebook.
Forward ff.1-50, blank ff.51-56, back ff.59-57.

Item 11. 1887.
ff.1-5, blank (6-9), ff.10-20. Poor condition.

Item 12.
ff.1-12, blanks (13-16), ff.17-18.

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Hannah’s Diary

Volume 98. Hannah Cullwick, 17 notebooks in her own hand describing her working life. The notebooks take to form of individual four page sections of letter paper bound with treasury tapes and with a card cover. Each four page section is numbered.

Hannah’s Diary comprises the following (Each notebook is given a separate item number):

Volumes 98. 1-3 Hannah’s Diary 1863-65
Volumes 98. 4-7 Hannah’s Diary 1870-73
Volumes 98. 8-13 Hannah’s Diary 1854-60
Volume 98. 14 Hannah’s Places
Volumes 98. 15-16 Hannah’s Diary 1864
Volumes 98. 17 Hannah’s Autobiography

Item 1. 1863
Some cuts, 79 sections, some loose.
Starts: “i lighted the fires and clean’d the hearth swept and dusted the parlour …”

Item 2. 1864
76 sections.

Item 3. 1865.
39 loose sections in envelope.

Item 4. 1870.
45 sections.

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Hannah’s Diary

Item 5. 1871.
64 sections.

Item 6. 1872.
73 sections.
Item 7. 1873.
Bound in green notebook, 15 sections.

Item 8. Shiffnall, Christmas, 1854.
On paper bound with string, 6ff. then blank.

Item 9. 1855-6.

On larger blue paper, 1-4 sections blue, 5-7 as before.

Item 10. 1856.
11 sections.

Item 11. 1857.
25 sections.
Item 12. 1858.
23 sections, loose pages.

Item 13. 1860.

3 sections, fragments. Loose pages.

Item 14. Hannah’s Places.
10 sections.

Item 15. A Maid of All Work’s Diary: 1864.
5 sections.

Item 16. Margate: 1864.

Large blue paper, versos blank, 6ff.

Item 17. “Hannah Cullwick’s account of her own life during the last 6 years of her 30 years’ servitude for him. Written by her for me at Oakley in 1873, after our Marriage” (covers 1866-1872). 77pp. some loose.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 99. Letters to Arthur J Munby, 1870-1885. 127 letters. Letters 1-54 bound as a volume:

“My Darling’s letters 1870.”

“She was then a general servant at Mrs Henderson’s.”
“My dearest Massa,
I must have wrote to you this evening anyhow to say i canna come to you tomorrow cause there’s a later dinner for company . . .”

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 100. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1886-1888.
102 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 101. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1889-1890.
83 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 102. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1891-1893.
86 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 103. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1894-1896.
88 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 104. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1897-1899.
99 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 105. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1900-1902.
82 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 106. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1903-1905.
96 letters.

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Hannah Munby: Letters to Arthur J Munby

Box 107. Letters to Arthur J Munby 1906-1907.

58 letters, (there is no number 52).
Includes letter in French to M C D M (Mon cher darling Massa).
22 February 1907, Shifnal - “I am glad it’s settled over the time o’ your coming and I’ve great hopes in the weather settling by the 5th o’ March - its been wild and snowing again here so as I’ve been no walks this week. I went to Eliza Yates’s one evening and found her all in bed - I call’d to see how her was again o’ Tuesday - no, Wednesday, and found her dead.”

Unnumbered enclosures from diaries and notebooks.

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Arthur J Munby: Manuscript Poetry


Box 108. Arthur J Munby: Manuscript Poetry.
Contains 111 items in all, numbered 108.1-108.111.
Including:


Items 108.1-33 - Introspection - a sequence of 17 sonnets.
Item 108.47 - “The Servant Wife”.
Item 108.99 - “A Misalliance”.
Item 108.109 - (25 sections of 4pp.) “Her History” - starts:

“Black Hannah kneels before the kitchen grate . . .”

Box 109. Arthur J Munby : Manuscript Poetry.
Contains 36 items in all, numbered 109.1-19.36.
Items 109.1 - 109.3 on this reel.

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Arthur J Munby : Manuscript Poetry

Box 109 Arthur J Munby : Manuscript Poetry.

Contains 36 items in all, numbered 109.1-19.36.
Items 109.4-109.36 on this reel.

Arthur J Munby : Miscellanea

Box 110. Arthur J Munby : Miscellanea
Contains 19 items numbered 110.1-110.19.
Including:

Item 110.11 Boomping Nell
Item 110.13 Assorted news cuttings regarding Munby. c.78 items.
Item 110.14 Assorted news cuttings regarding Munby. c.13 items.

The assorted news cuttings include:

“A Barrister’s Love Story” revealed (c.1910)

and Austin Dobson’s obituary of Munby in The Times of 5 February 1910:

In 1880 came ‘Dorothy’, a Country Story; . . . verse published anonymously, and dedicated to his life-long friend RD Blackmore, it was well received and won warm and spontaneous praise from Browning.

If his Diaries should ever be published they cannot fail to be interesting…

Arthur J Munby : Manuscript Poetry

Cambridge University Library MS. Add. 6974
Susan, a Poem of Degrees

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Arthur J Munby : Manuscript of Faithful Servants

Box 122 Manuscript of “Faithful Servants”.
Obituaries of thousands of working women recorded on slips of paper and tied in bundles with Treasury tags.
106ff. + 100ff. + 100ff. + 102ff.+ 100ff. + 37ff. + 25ff. = c.600ff.

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Catalogue of the Munby Photographs

The Munby Photographs
There is a large collection of Munby’s photographs at Trinity College, some in negative format only and some on fragile glass plates. These are referred to as Item numbers 111-121. We have included only the seven albums of positive prints in this microfilm edition, but we hope that these will give scholars an idea of the range and significance of the overall photographic which may be better suited to a different type of publication. Please note that there are between four and six photographs on each leaf of the albums.

Item 111 Album 1 14 leaves.
Item 112 Album 2 15 leaves.
Item 113 Album 3 16 leaves.
Item 114 Album 4 20 leaves.
Item 115 Album 5 13 leaves.
Item 119 Album 6 14 leaves.
Item 120 Album 7 30 leaves.

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