Monthly Archives: December 2011

Diary of a Resurrectionist Tuesday 31st December 1811

Tuesday 31st. Met at the Harty Choak,* had dispute about the horse. Probably the Artichoke (public house) in Newington. A horse and cart were important to a gang of resurrectionists with a lot of subjects to transport. Advertisements

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Monday 30th December 1811

Monday 30th Butler and Dan’l took 1 large to Framton, large small to Hornig. Took one of the subjects on hand to Frampton and one large small to Hornig. Frampton is last mentioned on December 6th. Hornig (or Harnig or … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Sunday 29th December

Sunday 29th At home all day and night.

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Saturday 28th December 1811

Saturday 28th. At 4 o’clock in the morning got up, with the whole party to Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Crib, got 6 took them to St. Thomas’s. Came home and met at Thomas’s again, pack’d up 3 for Edinbro, took … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist 27th December 1811

Friday 27th. Went to look out, Came home met Ben and Dan’l at 5 o’clock, went to Harps, got 1 large and took it to Jack’s house, Jack, Bill and Tom not with us, Geting drunk. Back to work; looking … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Thursday 26th December 1811

Thursday 26th At home all day and night. Boxing Day’s origin is more obscure, though it seems to date from the tradition of opening the collection boxes to give to the poor. It was also traditionally a time when the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Wednesday 25th December 1811

Wednesday 25th At home all day and night The early Regency Christmas is a little obscure, though it was a time of celebration. Many of the traditions of the modern Chtristmas appear with the Victorians, but Christmas was a time … Continue reading

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