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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Monday 24th February 1812

Monday 24th. Bill Jack Tom and Ben’n with Nat Ure Getting drunk oblige to Come Home in a Coach which prevented us going out to Harps. I have always assumed Nat Ure is a person, Nat being short for Nathan … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Wednesday19th February 1812

Wednesday 19th At Home all day sick. John Harnet and Butler got drunk, at home all night. A rare instance of Jack Harnett being referred to by the formal ‘John’.

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Sunday 9th February 1812

Sunday 9th Went to Look out, at home all night. Intelligence gathering…

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Sunday 26th January 1812

Sunday 26th. Went to Big Gates to Look out, came home, at home all night. To Look Out was to watch for funerals and new burials. It was something that could be done by perhaps lingering at another grave in … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Saturday 11th January 1812

Saturday 11th, At 4 a.m. got up & went to the Hospital Crib, got 2 adults, met at Barthol’w, packed up 2 for the Country, sold 1 at St. Thomas’s: at home all night. Being Saturday, two bodies were packed … Continue reading

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Thursday 9th. Went down to St. Thomas’s, got paid , £8 8 0, 2 adults; at home all night. A simple night of getting paid, another rough £285 worth of money. The regular resurrectionists were familiar faces around the dissection … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist Tuesday 7th January 1812

Tuesday 7th At home all day, Tom removed 1 from the borough to Bartholom’w . Fetched £2, from there took 2 to Mr. Wilson, Do. to Brookes. This Mr Wilson appears to be a different Wilson from the famous teacher … Continue reading

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