‘Unexampled kindness’: Material loss and benevolence in Victorian society

‘ Mr. James Rogers, Hon. Sec. on the Relief Committee, has received £75..7 on behalf of the sufferers. A portion of this amount was obtained by means of collecting boxes, which were placed in various parts of the town.—A meeting of the Relief Committee was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday morning. It wasContinue reading “‘Unexampled kindness’: Material loss and benevolence in Victorian society”

“He Lived Alone for Six Long and Weary Years”

Employed as a research assistant for the summer, much of my time was spent in the Salvation Army Heritage Centre in Denmark Hill searching through late Victorian and Edwardian copies of The War Cry. For those of you who follow me on twitter, you will have seen the range of items reported upon in thisContinue reading ““He Lived Alone for Six Long and Weary Years””

“Darby and Joan” – Bereavement, Lodgings, and Press Subscriptions.

Over the past few years I have been using coroners’ inquests, both the original records and the newspaper reports, to explore domestic life and domestic accidents in Victorian England. One thing that really stood out to me in the course of my research was the extent to which these inquests opened up the lives ofContinue reading ““Darby and Joan” – Bereavement, Lodgings, and Press Subscriptions.”