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From: "Marian Foster" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Census job description.
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:03:52 -0000
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And mercury did poison people; 'mad as a hatter', Marian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue" <>
To: "ARTHUR HODGKINSON" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [CHS] Census job description.


> Hi
>
> In the hatting industry felt needed to be stiffened. FHT is a Felt Hat
> Trimmer.
> Just out of interest where is your young man living on the census?
> Best wishes
> Sue
> Manchester/UK
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "ARTHUR HODGKINSON" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:56 PM
> To: <>
> Subject: [CHS] Census job description.
>
>> Can anyone tell me what a 'stiffener FHT' would have been on the 1881
>> census.
>> That is the job shown, and he is a twenty year old male.
>> On the 1891 he is described as twenty-nine years and in the employment
>> column as an 'imbecile'
>> I am wondering if this is something possibly brought on by his
>> employment.
>>
>> Arthur Hodgkinson
>>
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