2011 Business Achives Council Business History Bursary

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Prize (including medals and awards)


The 2011 Business Archives Council Business History Bursary was awarded to Linda Perriton and Josephine Maltby to help support their research into the history of working class women's interaction with financial institutions. Their research to date has indicated that women represented a much higher proportion of account holders in savings banks than previously assumed. Data from a pilot project suggests that that married women's ability to make and control savings in institutions, has been less affected than previously believed prior to the Married Women's Property Act 1870 and 1882. Maltby and Perriton's research holds out the hope that it is possible to build a database of working class women's savings in the nineteenth century
Period1 Jul 201130 Jun 2012
Held atBritish Archives Council