I was wondering who was responsible for that lovely new blog...my money was on either you or Marianne.
I adore tumblr, but there's so little serious Les Misérables scholarship on there, though - it's mainly all musical. So I'm thrilled that there's a blog like this at last!
Excellent posts, by the way...morbid though it is, I love those pictures of the morgue. The pictures make it so much easier to imagine Les Amis all lined up together, waiting for someone to claim their bodies.
I second Ravariel's question - if a body went unclaimed, would it be used for dissection? And also, was there a time limit on how long relatives had to come forward? And, if so, would they have had to prove they were blood relatives? So, for example - would Musichetta have been allowed to claim either one of Joly or Bousset's bodies? Or would she not have been able to, because she was just their mistress?
And I'll just say here, Despard, that your 1920s/flapper blog is fantastic too!