Tag Archives: England

Recent Acquisition: Speculations of the Uses of Sewage

Here is a recent aquisition to York University’s Special Collections: a pamphlet from 1847 proposing various strategies of dealing with, ahem, night soil in cities. 
This pamphlet may be of interest to students studying city planning, environmental studies, water quality, public … Continue reading

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Recent Acquistion: Historical studies of Roma Travellers in Britain

Here is a recent aquisition to York University’s Special Collections: a 1831 publication by James Crabb regarding the Roma and Traveller communities of Britain. The Gipsies’ advocate  is an excellent example of a body of literature dedicated to the ‘problem’ … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions: Industrial Britain and reform movements

Here are a selection of recent acquisitions to York University’s Special Collections related to Industrial Britain and social reform movements.
Octavia Hill‘s Homes of the London Poor is a reprint of a series of articles originally published in the Fortnightly review and … Continue reading

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