Charles Booth's London

Poverty maps and police notebooks

Charles Booth's London enables you to search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.

Maps

The Maps Descriptive of London Poverty are perhaps the most distinctive product of Charles Booth's Inquiry into Life and Labour in London.

Browse and search the maps

Notebooks

The notebooks from Charles Booth's Inquiry into Life and Labour in London offer a fascinating insight into how data was collected for the study.

Browse and search the notebooks

Drink and drugs

Men outside a shop drinking and smoking
Charles Booth

Who was Charles Booth?

Charles Booth was an English industrialist and social reformer.

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About this project

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This section includes information about the project to develop this site, and the Charles Booth archive at LSE.

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