Booth's poverty map of South Kensington, including Grenville Place

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Coloured map of South Kensington

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Booth's poverty map of South Kensington, including Grenville Place

Charles Booth, social reformer, is best known for his series of maps depicting poverty in London. This sheet shows his home on Grenville Place, just north of the Cromwell Road close to the left hand vertical fold line, coloured in yellow signifying a wealthy area. The Booths were the first residents of number 6, where Charles set up his office and his wife Mary decorated using Morris wallpapers. However her cousin Beatrice, later married to Philip Webb, found it "dark, dull and stuffy and somewhat smelly, but the inmates exceedingly charming and lovable."

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Location of original: BOO (LOCAL) 309.1

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