Diary of a Resurrectionist, Saturday 19th January 1812

Saturday 18th
Went to the White horse, Butler bailed : at home all night.

The White Horse was a pub and it is possible that the Magistrate who examined Butler did so there. Resurrectionists were often able to get bail with support from the surgeons who needed them in order that the dissection rooms were supplied. Though Butler had been caught with the bodies in the cart, he could not be held in custody and was free.

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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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