This section explores a variety of sources from the campaign for sanitary reform: from cartoons published in Punch magazine and extracts from other journals and newspapers to Edwin Chadwick's Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population.
You should remember that many of these sources were created for a specific purpose and therefore might be subject to bias, presenting only one view point or excluding crucial facts and information.
Source 1 - A letter to the Morning Chronicle
Source 2 - Deaths from cholera on September 24th 1849
Source 3 - Metropolitan Sanitary Association
Source 4 - Health of Towns Association
Source 5 - Sanitary Map of Leeds
Source 6 - A description of Leeds
Source 7 - Age of death across society
Source 8 - Causes of death in Leeds (1840)
Source 9 - Condition of the streets of Leeds
Source 10 - The spread of cholera in Leeds
Source 11 - Baptisms and deaths in Leeds (1832)
Source 12 - The Broad Street Pump
Source 13 - Map of Broad Street
Source 14 - A drop of London Water
Source 15 - Father Thames
Source 16 - Extract from 'To Working Men'
Source 17 - Opponents to sanitary reform