These notes were the basis for a number of published works, the last edition of which, Life and labour of the people in London,1 was published in seventeen volumes during 1902 and 1903. But the original notebooks provide a much more detailed account of many aspects of contemporary London life as the published work excluded any information which could identify any of those interviewed or referred to. The interviewing team included several who were later to become well known such as Beatrice Potter (later Webb), George Duckworth, and Clara Collet (daughter of Collet Dobson Collet, the editor of Urquhart's Free press who was referred to by Karl Marx as 'Urquhart's Bulldog').2
450 original notebooks from the survey are held in the Charles Booth Archive at the British Library of Political and Economic Science (housed at the London School of Economics) where, with many other Booth items, they can readily be consulted on microfilm.
outcome of Booth's survey was the Descriptive Map of London
1889.3 This comprised maps of London with the buildings on each
coloured to indicate which of a series of economic levels, ranging from
poverty to wealth, most closely characterised their inhabitants. The City of London was left uncoloured as the number of
residents was considered to be statistically insignificant.
Two of Booth's team visited three Turkish baths as part of their survey, one of them visiting two establishments.