Death, dirt and disease, part two


  • The National Archives

Project summary

This project, which follows on from an earlier phase of work on the same collection, is to create around 60,000 detailed catalogue entries for the correspondence contained within 102 volumes of record series MH 13 (General Board of Health and Local Government Act Office correspondence, 1848-1871). The catalogue will provide remote access to detailed information about the impact of public health legislation on the health and wellbeing of people in England and Wales. In particular, it will enable researchers to explore the impact of the first truly national system of sanitary governance at a national, local, bureaucratic and personal level.