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"A doe in the city": women shareholders in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain

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"A doe in the city" : women shareholders in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. / Freeman, Mark; Pearson, Robin; Taylor, James.

In: Accounting, Business and Financial History, Vol. 16, No. 2, 07.2006, p. 265-291.

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Freeman, M, Pearson, R & Taylor, J 2006, '"A doe in the city": women shareholders in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain', Accounting, Business and Financial History, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 265-291. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585200600756282

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Freeman, Mark ; Pearson, Robin ; Taylor, James. / "A doe in the city" : women shareholders in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. In: Accounting, Business and Financial History. 2006 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 265-291.

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