Category Archives: History

Diary of a Resurrectionist, Saturday 29th February

Saturday 29th Met at St. Thomas’s at home all night. February 1812 was also a leap year. Advertisements

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Friday 28th February 1812

Friday 28th Met at Jacks Got 4 large 1 Small and 1 Foetus, Harps. Took them to the London. 6 subjects raised at Harps; 4 adults, one child and a baby. They were taken to the London rather than to … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Thursday 27th February 1812

Thursday 27th. Went to St. Thomas’s, sold the extremities. At night Tom & Bill got drunk at the Rockingham Arms, at Home all night. Extremities were bit parts; limbs, usually. Tom and Bill Harnett were the drinkers on that night.

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Wednesday 26th February 1812

Wednesday 26th. Went to look out. Could not go out Jack and Tom got drunk. Ben’n  taken very ill. A second night of drinking that week; perhaps Ben Crouch had become ill as a result of over indulgence. Naples doesn’t … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Tuesday 25th February 1812

Tuesday 25th. At home all day, at Night met at Jack to go to Harps, the moon at the full, could not go. The moon’s cycle was clearly important to Resurrectionists – the cover darkness provided for their activity was … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Sunday 23rd February 1812

Sunday 23rd. At Home all day and night. Quiet night.

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Saturday 22nd February

Saturday 22nd. Met at Bartho’w Sent 7 into the Country, distributed the rest about town. At home all night. As is often the case on a Saturday, subjects were sent to the country; seven is quite a number. Naples does … Continue reading

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