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Nancy Gish wrote:

>In 1929 Virginia Woolf said that to write women would need 500 and a room of their own.  I think I recall that that is the income of the Schlegel sisters in _Howard's End_.  So that was a very upper class income on which one could have servants, travel, go to concerts, have leisure to write.
>Cheers,
>Nancy
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>Tom Gray wrote:
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>>John Kenneth Galbraith was interviewed once and described his life at
>>Harvard in the 1920s when he like most others was paid only a few hundred
>>dollars a year (something over $300 if my memeory serves). He said that the
>>salary was low even for the times but that he could afford to run a car.
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>In 1936, as a (rural) elementary school teacher (Life Certificate rather
>than a bachelor's degree) my mother earned $55 a month (9 months). At
>the time she got her degree & a new job (1943) that had increased to $90
>per month. 
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>Probably one way to get a feeling for income levels would be to look up
>statistics for the pay of GS-5s in federal civil service. I assume those
>figures are available someplace. (GS-5 was/?is the usual starting level
>for employees with a bachelor degree.)
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>Carrol
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