Diary of a Resurrectionist, Tuesday 3rd December 1811

Tuesday 3rd. Went to look out and brought the Shovils from Bartho’w, Met early in the evening at Mr. Vickers, did not go out that night, Butler and me came home intoxsicated.

No resurrecting; looking out, collecting tools and socialising.

looking out; watching the funerals and burial grounds for potential subjects.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, from the 18th century, was infamous as a place which supported the resurrectionists, providing storage space and baskets and trunks for the subjects.

James Blake Bailey thinks Mr Vickers is probably the landlord of a pub, and from the context, I tend to agree.


About theresurrectionists

My name is Kirsty Chilton. I am a Medical Historian working in London and relentlessly searching for the body snatchers of 18th and 19th century London. Currently, the content of this blog is a personal project to repost and comment on the diary of 19th century Resurrectionist Joseph Naples 200 years from the time it was written.
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