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Harvard, 1982 (Hardcover)
Government of Victorian London, 1855-1889: The Metropolitan Board of Works, the Vestries, and the City Corporation, The
Owen, David Edward
Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1982.
480pp. Bibliography, Index. [Victorian London]
ISBN: 0674358856

Casebook Review:

Owen tells in absorbing detail the story of the operations of the Metropolitan Board of Works, its political and other problems, and its limited but significant accomplishments--including the laying down of 83 miles of sewers and the building of the Thames Embankments--before it was replaced in 1889 by the London County Council.