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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ashton, John, 1834-1911
Old times: a picture of social life at the end of the
eighteenth century, collected and illustrated from the satirical and other sketches of the
day...With eighty-eight illustrations
Published By: Original publisher
London: John C. Nimmo. 1885. xii, 354 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
British (1714-1815) (ES03)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Cultural participation (184);
Dissemination of news and information (203);
Prisons and jails (697);
Offenses against the state (687);
Offenses against the person (683);
Judicial authority (692);
Trial procedure (695);
Chief executive (643);
Deliberative councils (646);
Rest days and holidays (527);
External relations (648);
Recruitment and training (702);
Instigation of war (721);
Normal garb (291);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Price and value (435);
Representative art (532);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Commercialized entertainment (540);
Social control (626);
Brawls, riots, and banditry (579);
Musical and theatrical productions (545);
Taxation and public income (651);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study of social life in the period 1788-1799 is drawn
largely from newspapers of the time. After an introductory chapter outlining events for the
period covered, the author presents a series of topically organized chapters that are
composed largely of excerpts from the newspapers, with brief explanatory remarks. Among the
topics covered are: clothing, the military, riots, economic shortages, gambling,
entertainments, and crime. Since the material is often satirical, the researcher should
exercise some caution in his use of this source.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
In marking the source, use of Categories 204 and 522
was restricted to those places where the author discussed newspapers or humor: The
researcher interested in these topics should also consult Category 116. The illustrations,
though based on 18th century prints, have not been marked for Category 532 because they are
redrawings by the author. A final marking decision for this source was the use of Category
702 for the impressments of men into military service.
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Eleanor Swanson ; Marlene Martin; 1977 ; Teferi Adem Abate ;
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Great Britain--Social life and customs