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Single Women, Work and Family: The Chancery Dispute of Jane Wynde and Margaret Clerk

  title={Single Women, Work and Family: The Chancery Dispute of Jane Wynde and Margaret Clerk},
  author={Cordelia Beattie},
8 Citations
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