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What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents

Ware family

a summary of their Bloomsbury connections

Martin Ware (1819–1895) was heavily involved with the Compton Place Ragged School and worked with poor families in the King’s Cross and Cromer Street area

His brother Charles Ware (1820–1908) worked at the St Giles Ragged School and had a commission in the Bloomsbury Rifles

And another brother, Joseph Ware (1822–1860), was also involved in local Ragged School work whilst living in Russell Square

For more general biographical information about the Ware family, see the administrative history of the Ware family papers at Surrey History Centre, Woking, ref. 1487, online via The National Archives (opens in new window)

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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