London Lives is a fully searchable database that provides access to a wide range of digitized "sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners". London Lives includes over 240,000 individual manuscript or print pages from eight London archives and 15 datasets from over projects. This historical resources allows "users to link together records relating to the same individual" and to aggregate important information. Each record has been diligently transcribed and is accompanied by a full sized facsimile. Each document "now includes, in the grey summary box near the top of the page, a link to the relevant background page which provides information about that document type" or the collection. The searchable database allows users to efficiently explore this immense digital collection.
London Lives, 1690-1800 - Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis
Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker
Economic and Social Research Council
University of Hertfordshire and the University of Sheffield