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Domestic Violence

 Subject
Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Deliberate, often repetitive physical, verbal, and/or other types of abuse by one or more members against others of a household.

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

16.56 Male, Married, 45-54 yrs, Psychopathic personality, January 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents

"This man, a grocer, is very mean and peculiar, is cruel to his wife and daughter, very repressive, won't let the girl go out at night. Very unhappy home life. [Male informant] says he is definitely very crusty and odd. [Male informant] confirms he is mean."


Relatives in survey: wife 16.57, sister 16.58

Dates: Other: January 1947

16.72 Male, Married, 45-54 yrs, Psychopathic personality, February 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15
Scope and Contents

"Nurse says this man looks weedy and syphilitic. Has been in Court for stealing, also for fighting with his wife."


Relatives in survey: Son 16.71

Dates: Other: February 1947

19.42 Male, Widowed, Married, 55-64 yrs, Psychopathic personality, November 1945

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/18
Scope and Contents 'This man is a famous poacher and ne'er-do-well, has had convictions for poaching and assault. Considered a waster. Used to live on his wits and PA, has worked for ICI and the Air Ministry as a labourer. Denounced by the rest of his family. Father, dead, old soldier and innkeeper. Twice married, second wife an intelligent woman. Housing: 2 rooms for 5 adults and child. Clean. Dr confirms - a pleasant rogue, used to poach for excitement, used to pay the doctor in salmon. Had been very...
Dates: Other: November 1945

19.49 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, High grade mental defective, March 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/18
Scope and Contents

'This boy has an IQ of 70. Father, a farm worker, assaulted his wife - it was said she was to blame as she would not give him enough to eat. Housing: condemned two roomed house. Children fairly clean but have impetigo.'


Relatives in survey: siblings 19.1, 19.50, 19.51

Dates: Other: March 1946

20.45 Male, Married, 25-34 yrs, Alcoholism, November 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/19
Scope and Contents

'Diverse opinions about this man. He has an awful temper and his wife is always leaving him and returning. Nurse says he is an awful man, funny. Inspector says he is not such a bad chap, great big man. No harm in him, violent temper, easily cowed, used to get half fu' on Saturday nights and created uproar. A ploughman. Wife, 10 years older than he, a gey fast one, the cause of the troubel, a tinker for men. Dr - weighs 18 stone.'

Dates: Other: November 1946

22.10 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, Maladjusted child, January 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/21
Scope and Contents

'This child is nervous, her hand trembles when she writes, teacher thinks she has had chorea. [Female teacher] considers her a difficult child, very little power of concentration, unhappy, never smiles or plays with the other children. Mother about 45, "a browbeaten object, but honest", "completely weakminded". Works in fields. [Subject] is very poorly clad - is bullied and beaten by her father. Condemned house.'


Relatives in survey: sibling 22.9 father 22.8

Dates: Other: January 1946

22.17 Male, Separated or divorced, 25-34 yrs, Psychopathic personality, January 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/21
Scope and Contents 'This man, a ploughman tractor driver, is a bad lot, gave his wife dog's abuse, is now living with his mother and chasing round after a divorcee. Father dead. Nurse agrees that this is an awful man. His wife is slovenly, always smoking, only gets 25/- a week and the kids don't get a chance. PAO wife gets 35/- a week separation allowance, but 9/6 comes off for rent and milk. She has applied for relief but was referred to her husband. [Female informant] says this man is a real bad egg, would...
Dates: Other: January 1946

22.23 Male, Married, 35-44 yrs, Psychopathic personality, January 1946

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/21
Scope and Contents

'This man served a prison sentence for rape. Sacked from where he had been a farm worker - tried to tell his boss his business. He is now working for a coal merchant. Very bad temper, knocks his wife about, not alcoholic. Wife, a poor sort of woman in bad health, fainted recently in a shop, had a black eye. Has a nasty nagging tongue but is a good mother, methodical. They are very short of money. This man is various described as lazy, hard-working, not a good card.'

Dates: Other: January 1946

24.75 Male, Separated or divorced, 45-54 yrs, Psychopathic personality, July 1947

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/23
Scope and Contents

'[Male informant] says this man is queer. A farmer, was in a very poor way before the war, now well off. Wants to divorce his wife and marry his housekeeper. He was very stingy and unsympathetic about his wife's illness, would not allow her any pocket money etc. Home conditions: OK. Minister says there is something very much wrong with him. Has a terrific temper.'


Relatives in survey: Wife 24.76

Dates: Other: July 1947

25.44 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Dull and backward, June 1945

 Item
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/24
Scope and Contents

"This woman is a simple soul and looks it. She is "a pure slave", very hard worked, is a dairywoman. She must be simple or she would never put up with so much work. They live in one room with a wooden partition. Fairly clean. Family relationships harmonious except when husband comes home drunk and gives her a nailing."


Relatives in survey: Son 25.45

Dates: Other: June 1945