On the other hand
Posted by Amy on August 13, 1998 at 18:09:10:
In response to Salary of a governess, written by Bob Whitworth on August 13, 1998 at 16:33:44
] It sounds a bit on the low side, but taking into account that she was
Quite a big deal was made of a 40 pounds a year salary for a clergyman, Mr. Farebrother, in Middlemarch, and he had to support a mother, sister and aunt, but the sum was considered to be enough to keep him out of the pool halls. Eliot usually wrote about a time 20 or 30 years before her own. Of course I know nothing about when times of relative inflation happened nor about any other economic factors during those years.
- wages Art 19:11:18 8/14/98 (0)
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