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From 1882 to 1889 my Roberts ancestors lived in Evelyn Buildings, Dorrington Street, London Holborn. The building is still there as it is right next to the church clergy house.

My 3xgreat gran died at No 25 Evelyn Buildings in November 1886 of 3 nasty infection which was erysipelas, pericarditis and bronchitis.

I have done a lot of research on this property. I have just googled for any new info and the British medical Journal mentions the buildings saying that the sanitary conditions of model dwellings in Holborn was not good and no better than older dwellings. It said that for 2 years ending midsummer 1885 there were 67 cases of preventable disease in Evelyn Buildings alone.


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