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The Lewis Family

The Lewis Family

Postby Ineed answers » 31 Oct 2007, 01:20

What did Albert James Lewis do for a job? I ask the same question for Flora Augusta Hamilton Lewis. :??: :??:
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Re: The Lewis Family

Postby john » 31 Oct 2007, 03:34

Ineed answers wrote:What did Albert James Lewis do for a job? I ask the same question for Flora Augusta Hamilton Lewis. :??: :??:


I believe Lewis' father was a solicitor (lawyer). I don't think his mother worked after having children, although I don't know that for certain.
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Postby carol » 31 Oct 2007, 09:30

In those days, only poor women went out to work. Nicely brought up daughters of middle class clergymen didn't have to earn their livings, unless the clergyman had a particularly poor parish.
Are you reading some social background to the years when Lewis was born? that could be some help in your study.
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Flora's profession

Postby Tuke » 31 Oct 2007, 14:44

Albert was a solicitor and Flora a mathematician. I don't know how many years she taught. It is briefly discussed in Walter Hooper's biography of Lewis, and elsewhere.
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Postby Sven » 31 Oct 2007, 20:39

Other than homeschooling Jack and Warnie, she never taught or did any other work. She did get a BA in Mathematics and Logic from Queen's University, but she never worked outside the home.
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