Charles Booth Online Archive

The Charles Booth Online Archive focuses on Charles Booth (1840-1916) and his survey into life and labour in London in the period 1886-1903. It was one of several surveys of working class life carried out in the 19th century. It is the only one for which the original notes and data have survived.

This website provides access to archive material from the Booth collections of the library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Senate House Library. The Booth collection at LSE Library contains the original records from Booth’s survey into life and labour in London, dating from 1886 to 1903. The archives of the Senate House Library contain Booth family papers from 1799 to 1967. For each of the various categories of documents searching and browsing are possible. Images can be downloaded in JPEG format.

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