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39.12 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Dull and backward, July 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/39

Scope and Contents

"Feckless woman, [male informant] says she is dull and hopeless. When last baby was born she had no clothing, food or furniture, right down to bedrock. Farmer evicted them by taking the doors and windows off the cottage. Now in a condemned house, frequently flooded. Family said to be subnormal. Husband, farm labourer, generally unemployable. [Male informant] confirms - he thinks both are defective. House fairly clean, very poor, overcrowded. Nurse confirms, but says she is up against it."

Relatives in survey: Husband 39.13 Children 39.14, 39.15


  • Other: July 1947

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