Diary of a Resurrectionist Friday 10th January 1812

Friday 10th.
Met at St. Thomas’s, settled each man’s share £12 12 0, 3 things on hand.

Sharing out the money; it comes to a rough £427 to each man. In 1812, £12 was a considerable sum, it is about a quarter of the annual wage of someone in the building trade, and this is not for a quarter of a years work.

Things were a resurrectionists slang for bodies; 3 things on hand. 3 bodies not yet sold and available.


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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