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Pockets acknowledgements

This website is a collaborative project with Barbara Burman, Jonathan White and Seth Denbo at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. It forms part of their research project: 'Pockets of history: production and consumption of women's tie-on pockets from c1690 -1914 '. This is ongoing with a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The V&A is very grateful to Barbara, Jonathan and Seth for the contribution of their research to this site.

We are very grateful to Old Bailey Proceedings Online ( for the permission to quote from trials. 

  University of Southampton
  Arts & Humanities Research Council 

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