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Links: Victorian London

The Bolles Collection on the History of London
http://perseus.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/cache/perscoll_Bolles.html
Outstanding collection of digital texts on the history of London.

Charles Booth and the Survey Into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903)
http://booth.lse.ac.uk/
Includes the "poverty maps of London" indicating the social and economic status of the city street by street.

London: A Pilgrimage, by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold, 1872
http://www.victorianlondon.org/publications/pilgrimage.htm

London Labour and the London Poor
http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MayLond.html
Not specifically about crime, but a fascinating book by Henry Mayhew, primarily concerned with the lives and work of street vendors and costermongers (published 1862).

Spitalfields Life
http://spitalfieldslife.com
It's hard to know just how to describe this incredible blog - it's packed with historic tales of London and the Spitalfields area. It's also packed with illustrations - pictures from old publications, Victorian photos, and more. Anyone interested in tales of old London will be enthralled.

The Victorian Dictionary
http://www.victorianlondon.org/
Thousands of pages of information on Victorian London, arranged by topic.

Victorian London
http://www.casebook.org/victorian_london/
Focusing on Whitechapel and the murders of Jack the Ripper - lots of links to useful sites, as well as primary sources describing London during the 19th century.

Victorian Garden Cemeteries
http://www.timetravel-britain.com/articles/london/cemeteries.shtml

Victorian London Cemeteries
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/cem.html
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