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The Government of Victorian London, 1855-1889: The Metropolitan Board of Works, the Vestries, and the City Corporation

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Of all the major cities of Britain, London, the world metropolis, was the last to acquire a modern municipal government. Its antiquated administrative system led to repeated crises as the population doubled within a few decades and reached more than two million in the 1840s. Essential services such as sanitation, water supply, street paving and lighting, relief of the poor, and maintenance of the peace were managed by the vestries of ninety-odd parishes or precincts plus divers ad hoc authorities or commissions. In 1855, ...

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The Government of Victorian London, 1855-1889: The Metropolitan Board of Works, the Vestries, and the City Corporation
1982, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674358850

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