Monthly Archives: January 2012

Diary of a Resurrectionist Friday 31st January 1812

Friday 31st. Went to look out, at night went out, got 2 Guys & Thomas’s, same night 3 Harps 2 small : same night the Cart broke down, took 2 to Guys. There seem to be a total of 7 … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Thursday 30th January 1812

Thursday 30th Went to St Thomas’s, at home all night. What Mr Naples was doing at St Thomas’s on these nights when no exhuming, no noted orders and no payment-receiving seem to have been happening is impossible to certainly know. … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Wednesday 29th January 1812

Wednesday 29th Went to Bartho’w. Brought remaining 2 to St. Thomas’s, at home all night. On Saturday 25th, two subjects were taken to St Bartholomew’s and then on Monday night, 4 more were taken. 3 of these were distributed on … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Tuesday 28th January 1812

Tuesday 28th Went to Barthow, could not sell, came back to the Borough & came home, at home all night. An unusual incident, a failure to sell a subject. The reason for the failure is not clear – lack of … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Monday 27th January 1812

Monday 27th At 2 o’clock in the morning got up, met the party except Danl, Went to the Big Gates, got 4 Took them to Barthol’w, Afterwards met, took 1 to Mr. Cline, 2 to Mr. Wilson, came home. Tom … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Sunday 26th January 1812

Sunday 26th. Went to Big Gates to Look out, came home, at home all night. To Look Out was to watch for funerals and new burials. It was something that could be done by perhaps lingering at another grave in … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Saturday 25th January 1812

Saturday 25th. Met at Bartholomew. Took 1 to Mr. Carpue ; St. Barthol’w. took 2 :at home all night. Mr Carpue’s school was on Dean Street in Soho.

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