Re: Women profession in vital records. #general

Eva Lawrence

My mother trained as a chemical laboratory assistant in Germany in1918.  Sh ekept a series of testimonial letters  from the companies she worked for in the period until she married in 1932. Mostly she found herself doing secretarial work rather than anything scientific, and as soon as she married, she stopped working, So she probably appeared in very few records and always had low status,  but did work outside the home as a single woman. Her unmarried sister was a secretary and book-keepr all her life  -she too worked outside the home. ...So basically, married middle-class women rarely did, unmarried women  often had to work outside the hoee......
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

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