Diary of a Resurrectionist Tuesday 7th January 1812

Tuesday 7th
At home all day, Tom removed 1 from the borough to Bartholom’w . Fetched £2, from there took 2 to Mr. Wilson, Do. to Brookes.

This Mr Wilson appears to be a different Wilson from the famous teacher of the Windmill Street School, who is a demonstrator to Joshua Brookes; the name Wilson appears in conjunction with a preparation being sold in the auction of Brookes’ collection in 1828.

Poor Brookes’ school suffered as most private schools did as the Royal College of Surgeons closed the private schools out in favour of the hospital schools and Brookes was forced by financial circumstances to sell his collection and museum.


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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