John McDonnell has graciously shared with readers of the Victorian Web his website with the electronic text, including scanned images, of the anonymous London Characters and the Humourous Side of London Life, which the London firm Stanley Rivers & Co. published in 1871. Mr. McDonnell has established that the text is by both W. S. Gilbert and a thus-far unidentified "Mr. Jones." Mr. McDonnell continues to update his text, compare various edtions, and identify illustrators. Those signed "Bab" are by Gilbert.
Thumbnail Studies in the London Streets
Getting up a Pantomime
Sitting at a Play
The Thumbnail Sketcher in a Cab
Scenes in Court
Outsiders of Society and Their Homes in London
Opposite A Cabstand
Afternoons in "The Park"
Life in London
Housekeeping in Belgravia
Billingsgate at Five in The Morning
Last modified 28 July 2009