Posted by Kate on March 18, 1998 at 22:33:29:
In response to actually..., written by P. Bingham on March 18, 1998 at 21:10:08
] Unmarried women during this period lived under their father's authority (my book notes that is was not until 1965 that married women were even legally permitted to publish a book or engage in any profession without the consent of their husbands - I think there must be a missprint, could they have meant 1865? In any case, married women at this period could not own property or sign contracts) and usually father's (like Frances Burney's) disapproved of their daughter' risking their modesty, their reputations and possibly even their marriageability by publishing.
A misprint I think. The Married Women's Property Act was passed in 1865.
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