Recent Acquisition: Speculations of the Uses of Sewage

Here is a recent aquisition to York University's Special Collections: a pamphlet from 1847 proposing various strategies of dealing with, ahem, night soil in cities. 

This pamphlet may be of interest to students studying city planning, environmental studies, water quality, public health, sanitation, and the living conditions of the working class in nineteenth century England.

The pamphlet can be accessed in the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections Reading Room. The call number is: 13202.

Online catalogue record available here:



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