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Jobs for the Boys

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198075127
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080878 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0006
Jobs for the Boys

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This chapter outlines Richard Blechynden's efforts to provide his sons with employment. It was necessitated by his growing family and responsibilities. To add to that, Richard's businesses also encountered difficulties. The discussion records his use of influence to secure a job for Arthur to a position to suit his business interests. In such efforts, one can see a major example of his paternal ambition and his concern with his children's immediate and future well-being, but also their character. This chapter also considers Blechynden's professional competence and moral turpitude.

Keywords: Arthur Blechynden; business interests; Richard Blechynden; professional competence

Chapter.  8997 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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