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From: D & J Morley <>
Subject: FW: [Lon] Before paper bags?
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 16:53:33 +0930
Has anyone collected trivia such as this.??
I am very interested in this kind of stuff ie. how they lived.?
I have a few thing I can send to this list if anyone would like but an very interested in our ancestors lived back when. !
Grateful for anything.
Sent:Monday, May 14, 2001 7:43 PM
Subject:[Lon] Before paper bags?
Some time ago I asked for any information about "what did we use before
paper bags were invented".
I have just re-read Little Dorrit and came across numerous references to
"whitey-brown" a sort of very cheap paper, so called because it was very
imperfectly bleached, which was used for dry goods (Uncle Frederick carried
around his half-pennyworth of snuff in it). I understand that this book is
set in the 1820's.
I'm "re-doing" many Dickens books which I have not read since I was a gal
and have learned that if you trotted down to the butchers for a veal cutlet
or such, it would probably have been handed to you wrapped in a fresh
I enjoyed learning this, I hope you found it interesting.
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