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The Bolles Collection on the History of London
Outstanding collection of digital texts on the history of London.
Charles Booth and the Survey Into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903)
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
London Labour and the London Poor
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).
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
Thousands of pages of information on Victorian London, arranged by topic.
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
Victorian London Cemeteries
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