GBoH Schedules, St. James

Index and links to the Schedules depicting the findings of Dr. D. Fraser, Thomas Hughes, and J. M. Ludlow, house inspectors tasked by the General Board of Health on 8 September 1854 to investigate the “Outbreak of Cholera in the sub-districts of Berwick Street, Golden Square, and St. Anne’s.”

Although these Schedules are printed in the Appendix to CSI (1855), 323-52, I have yet to find a digitized copy on the internet that fully depicts any of them. For example, the person who scanned the copy available via the link on the John Snow Archive & Research Companion did not unfold the Schedules, so only portions are legible. Hence, several years ago I asked Nigel Paneth, Department of Epidemiology at Michigan State University, for help. He made arrangements to have the Department produce PDFs and paper copies from the Schedules in his personal copy of the Appendix to CSI for their use and mine, as well as giving me permission to post them.

Jayne Goeddeke, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology, managed this project. Dominque R. Jones, an undergraduate at MSU, undertook the arduous and tricky task of scanning and printing each of the Schedules in three parts, lining up the parts and taping them together, before re-scanning them as complete schedules. Most are single sheets of a manageable size, but some of the largest Schedules had to be duplicated in two parts. Jayne then proofread all tables and sent me written clarifications in the few cases where the print was fuzzy.

By comparison, my task is much simpler. I only have to process the PDFs that Jayne sent me in Photoshop to increase the resolution for Web viewing. Simple, but time-consuming, so I will update the following street index with media links as I complete them. Once a Schedule appears in the viewer, I have found it helpful to increase the zoom until the print is sufficiently legible.

Bentinck Street & Portland Mews    342

Berwick Street        327, 328, 329, 330, 331

Bridle Lane            340

Broad Street    343, 344, 345

Cambridge Street        346

Carnaby Street        326

Dufour’s Place        347

Great Pulteney Street    323, 324

Kemp’s Court            325

Little Windmill Street    332a, 332b, 333

Marlborough Row        324, 325

Marshall Street        349. 350, 351, 352

Noel Street (Portland St)    341

Pew’s Place (Carnaby St)    340

Poland Street (south end, between Broad & Portland)  347, 348

Portland Street        341

Saint Ann’s Court & Place & Swan Alley       338, 339

Silver Street            335, 336, 337

South Row            333, 334

Tyler’s Court (Wardour St)    325