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Title: An octogenarian's personal life story
Authors: Elliott, WG
Keywords: Royal Marines;Inter-war;Work;Burnett Archive
Issue Date: 1976
Publisher: Burnett Archive
Citation: 1:228
Abstract: Memories of William George Elliott (born 1893). The majority of Elliott's memoirs are devoted to his time in the Royal Marines during the inter-war years rather than on his childhood or personal life.
Description: The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies was gathered together by John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall whilst compiling their three volumes annotated bibliography, "The Autobiography of the Working Class" (Harvester Press, 1984-1989). This book includes descriptions of unpublished autobiographies and indicates their locations. Excerpts from some of the autobiographies have been published in "Destiny obscure: autobiographies of childhood, education, and family from the1820s to the 1920s", edited by John Burnett (Routledge 1994 and A. Lane, 1982). The authors "sought to identify not only the large numbers of printed works scattered in various local history libraries and record offices, but also extant private memoirs, many of which remain hidden in family attics, known only to the author and a handful of relatives" (Introduction to vol.1, p. xxix). The criteria for inclusion were: the writers were working class for at least part of their lives; they wrote in English; and they lived for some┬átime in England, Scotland or Wales between 1790 and 1945. John Burnett was professor of social history at Brunel University from 1972 to 1990.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/9522
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