Great Cholera Epidemic of 1831-2


"In December 1831 the cholera commenced its ravages in Newcastle and Gateshead from which time up to March 1832 it had carried away 511 persons. The two towns were again visited by this dreadful scourge in 1849 and in 1858 they experienced a third visitation when 1,920 persons became its victims".

Source: History, Topography, and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham: Comprising a General Survey of the County, with Separate Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive Sketches of All the Towns, Boroughs, Ports, Parishes...(1856)

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001116:Gateshead Dispensary Gateshead unknown 1890

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History and medical treatment of cholera, as it appeared in Sunderland in 1831, by W. Haslewood and W. Mordey
- Book from 1832 digitised by Google and available as a free eBook,

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Cholera, as it Recently Appeared in the Towns of Newcastle and Gateshead...Thomas Michael Greenhow, 1832
- Cholera, as it Recently Appeared in the Towns of Newcastle and Gateshead: Including Cases Illustrative of Its Physiology and Pathology, with a View to the Establishment of Sound Principles of ...

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Isabella Hazard, the blue girl

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LIL 185 - cholera in gateshead

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LIL 208 - Cholera Warning Poster June 21st 1831

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