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Charles Booth Online Archive The survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903)

The original notebooks from Charles Booth's survey of life and labour in London (1886-1903) are held at the Archives Division of the British Library of Political and Economic Science. They contain interviews with Londoners from all walks of life, eye-witness descriptions of the city street by street, and the raw data that was later used to compile statistical reports and the famous maps of London poverty. Click here for more information.

The Charles Booth Online Archive allows users to search the catalogue of original notebooks, search a digital version of the Maps Descriptive of London Poverty, 1898-9, and view complete digital images of the 31 "police notebooks" from the survey.

Selected extracts from the police notebooks have also been compiled into an online album of "snapshots".



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