The private diary of a Victorian clerk is to be serialised online more than 160 years after it was written.

The 19-year-old Londoner Nathaniel Bryceson's diary from 1846 described public hangings and his love life.

The diary was bought by Westminster council for £115 in 1974 but had only been available in manuscript at the council's archive.

Now its 260 entries have been transcribed and sections will be published online throughout the year.

Mr Bryceson, who lived in Richmond Buildings, Soho, also followed the news headlines of the day, including the wedding anniversary of Queen Victoria.

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