Starting Book 6

Whitechapel prostitutes

White chapel prostitutes

Finally finished transcribing Book5/ Box 850 which means I can start in on Book 6. Actually, I started writing Book 6 before I was finished transcribing, but now I can do it without guilt!

Anyway, right off the bat, I need a clearer picture of the status of prostitutes in Britain in 1931. I think I want to incorporate them into the Baker Street Irregulars. I think they could be a nice evolution. Sherlock Holmes was able to use the street kids of England to get him information he didn’t have access to. I don’t think he ever had prostitutes as his sources of information, but I feel Portia Adams could … but I need to figure out if her upbringing and social status might make her prejudiced towards the profession.

Since Whitechapel is so well-known for housing brothels at this time, it may be a likely spot to place this book’s main events.

As part of that research I came across “Life and Labour of the people in London” by Charles Booth. I would like very much to get a ahold of the whole series, does anyone know if it has been PDFed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_and_Labour_of_the_People_of_London

 

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4 thoughts on “Starting Book 6

  1. Ry Taylor65

    That is a sad state of affairs that whitechapel is known after all these years for its prositution in the late 1800s — mostly because of the Jack the ripper murders.

  2. James Yee

    I believe THIS is what you’re looking for m’lady:
    http://booth.lse.ac.uk/static/a/3.html#ii

  3. karmicangel

    OMG, this is amazing, James! Thank you so much!

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