Diary of a Resurrectionist Tuesday 4th February 1812

Tuesday 4th
Met at Bartholomew, settled each man’s share £21 9s. 4d., Met at night, went to Guy’s got 3 adults. Took them to Bartholomew: at home all night.

Raised 3 bodies, took them to St Bartholomew’s.

The share for each man is a considerable sum; it’s 2005 equivalent is a rough £729.29 according to the National Archive’s Currency Converter. It would have bought 2 horses of paid the wages of a builder for 143 days.


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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