Went down to St. Thomas’s, got paid , £8 8 0, 2 adults; at home all night.
A simple night of getting paid, another rough £285 worth of money.
The regular resurrectionists were familiar faces around the dissection films of the hospitals and the students and surgeons and porters alike were familiar with them.
In a letter home to his family in 1801, student Hampton Weekes described his relationship with a member of the Borough gang;
“…I yesterday sold my preparation for what it cost me £1 5s 0d, for I was not well satisfied with it, the next subject I chose shall not be an anasarcose* one I assure you, I sold it to the man who cleans the room and who injects sometimes, his name is Butler, He buys preparations often”
(letter 30, To Richard Weekes, 13th December 1801, A Medical Student at St Thomas’s Hosptial, 1801-1802, The Weekes Family Letters by John M T Ford)