Readings and maps

Booth maps on the internet

Charles Booth’s map of London labour and poverty at 1889

Charles Booth’s map of London labour and poverty at 1898-9 (and archive) See also LSE Flikr page with high resolution images of the map sheets

Historical maps of London

Other map portals

British Library/Crace Collection of Maps of LondonGreenwood’s Map of London 1827

John Snow’s London in 1859

Jewish East London, 1899

The Environs of London, 1904

Hull House Chicago data and mapping project c. 1895

Manchester historical maps

Selected further reading

Booth, Charles. 1893. Life and Labour of the People in London: First Results of An Inquiry Based on the 1891 Census. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society 56 (4):557-593.

Davin, Anna. 1996. Growing Up Poor: Home, School and Street in London 1870-1914. London: Rivers Oram Press.

Dorling, Daniel, and JRF. 2007. Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005: Bristol : Policy.

Dyos H. J. (1967) The Slums of Victorian London, Victorian Studies, XI, 5-40

Fishman, William J. 1988. East End 1888: a year in a London borough among the labouring poor. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.

Hanson, Julienne 2000. Urban transformations: a history of design ideas. Urban Design International 5:97-122.

Mayhew, Henry. 1861. London Labour and the London Poor (Penguin edition, 1985 edited by Victor Neuburg). 4 vols. Vol. 2nd. London: Griffin, Bohn.

O’Day, Rosemary, and David Englander. 1993. Mr. Charles Booth’s Inquiry: life and labour of the people in London reconsidered. London: Hambledon Press.

Pfautz, H.W., ed. 1967. On the city: physical pattern and social structure; selected writings of Charles Booth, Heritage of Sociology. 1967: University of Chicago Press.

Reeder, David. 1984. Charles Booth’s Descriptive Map of London Poverty, 1889. London: London Topographical Society.

Spicker, Paul. 1990. Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. Social Policy & Administration 24 (1):21-38.

———. 2001. Poor areas and the ‘ecological fallacy’. Radical Statistics 76.

Stedman Jones, Gareth. 1971. Outcast London: a study in the relationship between classes in Victorian society. 1st ed. Oxford (Peregrine Penguin Edition, 1984): Clarenden Press.

University of Leicester. 2009. Historical Directories. Leicester.

Vaughan, Laura 2007. The spatial form of poverty in Charles Booth’s London. Progress in Planning: special issue on The Syntax of Segregation, edited by Laura Vaughan 67 (3):231-250.

Vaughan, Laura, and Ilaria Geddes. 2009. Urban form and deprivation: a contemporary proxy for Charles Booth’s analysis of poverty. Radical Statistics 99.

White, Jerry. 2003. Rothschild Buildings: life in an East End tenement block 1887-1920. London: Pimlico. Original edition, originally published by Routledge in 1980.


This document is an output of an EPSRC funded project on Space and Exclusion.

Document copyright © Laura Vaughan and University College London, 2012

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