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Further reading

The following were the main books referenced in the unit published in 1975:

  • R.W. Adams, 'Water Supply', in Nottingham and its Region , ed. K.C. Edwards (published for the British Association, Nottingham, 1966) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 1.D34 BRI]
  • E. Royston Pike, Human Documents of the Industrial Revolution in Britain (London, 1966)
  • A. Briggs, The Age of Improvement (London, 1959)
  • Duncan Gray and Violet W. Walker (eds.) Records of the Borough of Nottingham , vol. IX, 1836-1900. (Nottingham: T. Forman, 1956) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.E12]
  • A.C. Wood, 'Nottingham 1835-65', in Transactions of the Thoroton Society , 59 (1955), 1-83 [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • D. Gray, Nottingham, settlement to city (Nottingham, 1953) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.D14 GRA]
  • Thomas Hawksley', Nottingham Journal , June 30, 1949
  • J.D. Chambers, Modern Nottingham in the Making (Nottingham, 1945) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.D28 CHA]
  • J. Granger, 'Old Nottingham', reprinted from the Nottingham Daily Express (Nottingham, 1902-4) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Special Collection Not 3.D14 GRA]
  • Henry Field. The date-book of remarkable and memorable events connected with Nottingham and its neighbourhood, from authentic records . Part 2, 1750-1884. (Nottingham: H. Field, 1884) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.D14 FIE]
  • J.R. Martin. 'Report on the Sanatory Condition of Nottingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Norwich, and Portsmouth', in the Second Report of the Commissioners for inquiring into the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts , Appendix Part II; 1845 (602) (610), XVIII.1, 299. Available online to subscribers to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers website [http://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk/ ]
  • Nottingham Inclosure Act (1845), in Acts Relating to Nottingham in the 19th Century (1801-1855). London: Eyre & Spottiswoode [King's Meadow Campus Special Collection Oversize Not 1.H4]
  • First Report of the Commissioners for Inquiring into the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts ; 1844 (572), XVII.1. Available online to subscribers to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers website [http://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk ]
  • Reports on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Scotland, in Consequence of an Inquiry Directed to be Made by the Poor Law Commissioners ; 1842 (008). Available online to subscribers to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers website [http://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk/ ]
  • J. Orange, The Nottingham Annual Register 1840 (Nottingham, 1840) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Special Collection Not 1.B15.E40]
  • A report of the evidence given before the commissioners appointed to enquire into municipal corporations, taken in short-hand by Thomas Cokayne, reporter for the Nottingham journal (Nottingham : Printed for the Nottingham Constitutional Club by J. Hicklin and Co , 1833), pp. 162-165 [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.E15 NOT]
  • P. Gaskell. The Manufacturing Population of England . (London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1833). Freely available online as an eBook through Google Books
  • J. Blackner, History of Nottingham (Nottingham, 1815, reprinted 1985) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Oversize Not 3.D14 BLA]
  • G.C. Deering, An Historical Account of the ancient and present State of the Town of Nottingham (Nottingham, 1751) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Special Collection Not 3.D14 DEE]
  • Nottingham Journa l [King's Meadow Campus Special Collection Periodicals:Not]

The following are a selection of books published in recent years:

  • Pure and constant : the life and legacy of Thomas Hawksley, 1807-1893 (Suffolk, c.2008) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Oversize Not 10.V38 HAW]
  • C. Weir, Nottingham: a History (Chichester : Phillimore, 2002) [King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.D34 WEI]
  • John Beckett, ed., A Centenary History of Nottingham (Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1997) [King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.D14 CEN]
  • John Beckett and Ken Brand, Nottingham : an illustrated history (Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1997) [King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Not 3.D14 BEC]
  • P. Bailey, 'Leenside, the Churches and a Nineteenth-Century Nottingham Slum', in Transactions of the Thoroton Society , 100 (1996) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • J.V. Beckett & K. Brand, 'Enclosure, Improvement and the Rise of "New Nottingham" 1845-67', in Transactions of the Thoroton Society , 98 (1994) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • M.A. O'Leary (compiler), 'Cholera 1832 (Nottingham)', in Nottinghamshire Family History Society Miscellany , 2 (RS, 88) (Grantham, 1993), 1-5. This explores evidences of deaths in the 1832 and 1849 epidemics.
  • M.A. Walker, 'The Nottingham Cholera Epidemic of 1832', in Transactions of the Thoroton Society , 95 (1991) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • M.A. Walker, ' The Uninvited Guest: the Cholera Epidemic of 1832, with Particular Reference to the East Midlands'. M.A., Nottingham, 1991. [King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Oversize Not 5.N4 WAL]
  • R. Smith, 'Towards the modern industrial city 1800-1800: the development of All Saints Parish, Nottingham', in Midland History (1989), 75-93 [available online, http://midlandhistory.bham.ac.uk/issues/1989/smithr.pdf ] A detailed account of the process of enclosing the Sandfield in Nottingham.
  • P. Foster, 'The poor and the Nottingham cholera outbreak of 1832', in Nottinghamshire Historian , 41 (1989), 15-21 [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • P. Foster, 'The Press and the Nottingham Cholera Outbreak of 1832', in Nottinghamshire Historian , 43 (1989), 8-14 [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • S. Smith, 'A Bystander's Look at Bygone Basford', in Basford Bystander , 9 (1986), [3]-[4]. Concerning Margaret Rose, cholera victim, 1832
  • P.J. Hammond, 'The Collection and Disposal of Nottingham's Night-Soil', in Nottinghamshire Historian , 34 (1985) [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]
  • R. Smith and D. Shaw, The Changing Character of Inner Nottingham 1800-1983 (Nottingham : University of Nottingham, Department of Adult Education, 1983) [King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Oversize Not 4J.D28 SMI]
  • H. Forde, 'Plagues and Epidemics in Nottingham', in Nottingham City News and Calendar (Feb 1972), 5-6 [King's Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals:Not]

Selected websites

All links were correct in April 2010.

 

http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/victorianbritain/healthy/default.htm
This online teaching resource from The National Archives is entitled 'Victorian Britain - A Healthy Nation?' and aimed at Key Stages 2-4. It presents a number of images of documents relating to cholera.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/social_conditions/victorian_urban_planning_01.shtml
'London's 'Great Stink' and Victorian Urban Planning' by Professor Martin Daunton. This article on the BBC website is written for older students and lifelong learners and explores issues around housing and public health.

http://www.victoriantimes.org/
This NOF-Funded Digitisation project examines social, political and economic developments in Victorian Britain, and contains digitised Parliamentary papers, pamphlets, photographs, cartoons and illustrations in six themes including Health, Work and Industry, and Housing.

 

http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow.html
This website, part of the Department of Epidemiology website at the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, is devoted to John Snow (1813-58), epidemiologist and anaesthetist, who did research work on the cholera outbreak in London in 1854. The full-text of On the mode of communication of cholera (2nd edition, 1855) by Snow is divided into four parts and reproduced in HTML. There is also much additional information about contemporary thinking and understanding of cholera.

 

http://www.pms.ac.uk/pms/research/epidem_thomas.php
This site provides information on and extracts from Thomas Shapter's The history of the Cholera in Exeter in 1832 (London: John Churchill, 1849)

Further relevant websites may be found through Intute , a free online service providing access to web resources for education and research.

 

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