Posts tagged
‘Victorian undertakers’

Replevying a Corpse

Replevying a Corpse As a hardened reader of sensationally horrible deaths in the Victorian press, you would think that very little would shock. Yet there is a category of mortuary stories that has given me pause. I refer, of course, to stories involving writs of replevin on corpses. What?

The Seven Babies in No. 77

The Seven Babies in No. 77 Appalled by articles about the horrific discovery of infant corpses at two mortuaries in Detroit, I bring you a grim and grewsome story about a Victorian London undertaker similarly neglectful of his duties.