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 & Bill got drunk, did not go out.

Raised four subjects and Big Gates (unidentifiable) and took them to St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Tom is probably Tom Light, but Butler’s Christian name is given as Tom by John Flint South in his Memorials.

(Interestingly, he does not mention Naples at all, though he must have known him – again, it is possible he did not mention Naples because when the portion of the Memorials that he wrote himself concluded it was only 1823, and Naples still very much working – it is possible that the four men detailed – Butler, the two Harnetts and Crouch – were variously gone from the business or had died).

Mr Cline is a surgeon to St Thomas’s and Mr Wilson ran the Great Windmill Street School.


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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