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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


A now largely unused term for a girl or woman who was hired to work in a household to help look after the family’s children. More commonly referred to as a nanny in the current day. [LD]

"Nurse." Oxford Paperback Thesaurus. Ed. Waite, Maurice. Oxford University Press, 2012. Oxford Reference. Date Accessed 21 Oct. 2020 .

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