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Monthly Archives: December 2011
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.
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
Sunday 29th At home all day and night.
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
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
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
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