Tag Archives: Jack Harnett

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, 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, 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 Friday 14th February 1812

Friday 14th Met by appointment, me & Jack went to Big Gate got 4, the rest went to St. Luke’s got 2, took them to Barthol’w Six bodies raised, 4 at Big gates and 2 at St Lukes. They were … Continue reading

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Diary of a Resurrectionist, Friday 7th February 1812

Friday 7th Met together me & Butler went to Newington, thing bad. Jack & Bill went to Goswell St got 1 Came home met again. Danl. Bill & me went to St. Johns got 2 adults. Ben and Jack went … Continue reading

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