Abstract

Abstract:

Esther Sleepe Burney, the wife of Charles and mother of Frances, features almost not at all in the literature on the Burney family. This paper introduces her, her sisters and her mother, as part of a London fan-making enterprise that was highly lucrative and female-dominated, although by no means exclusively female. The family trade is set in the context of women's involvement in the luxury trades of eighteenth-century London, as both owners and employees.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3192
Print ISSN
0098-2601
Pages
pp. 15-37
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-10
Open Access
No
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