Diary of a Resurrectionist, Tuesday 18th February

Tuesday 18th.
Met at St. Thomas’s. Took 2 over to Guy’s. Came home & settled each man’s share. £23 6s. 6d. On hand 2 open’d Large, 3 small & 3 foetus not paid, at home all night.

According to the National Archive’s online Currency Converter, this sum would have have had an equivalent spending power to roughly £797.00 (in 2005’s money). In 1812, a fair sum indeed.

The gang had quite a few bodies in store at this point; 2 opened adults, 3 children and 3 babies, which had not yet been paid for by anyone.


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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