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  CSISS Classics - Henry Mayhew: London Labour and the London Poor, 1861
Henry Mayhew was born into a wealthy London family, one of seventeen siblings.
As a youth Mayhew was rebellious and ran away from boarding school, causing his father to enlist him involuntarily in the East India Company as a means of instilling discipline.
Mayhew's maps were an important innovation in the study of crime, providing easy to read evidence of the spatial concentration of crime and suggesting that crime would be found in relationship to other variables, such as illiteracy.
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His brothers Horace (18f61872) and Augustus Septimus (1826-1875) were also journalists, and with them Henry occasionally collaborated, notably with the younger in The Greatest Plague of Life (1847) and in Acting Charades (1850).
In 1841 Henry Mayhew was one of the leading spirits in the foundation of Punch, of which he was for the first two years joint-editor with Mark Lemon.
Horace Mayhew was for some years sub-editor of Punch, and was the author of several humorous publications and plays.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MA/MAYHEW_HENRY.htm   (279 words)

 Henry Mayhew
Joshua Mayhew, a London lawyer, was born in 1812.
Mark Lemon was reappointed as editor and Henry Mayhew was given the role of "suggester-in-chief".
Mayhew concentrated on London and the rest of the team were assigned other parts of England and Wales to investigate.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jmayhew.htm   (1995 words)

 §18. "Punch". VI. Caricature and the Literature of Sport. Vol. 14. The Victorian Age, Part Two. The Cambridge ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mayhew took him on to see Mark Lemon, a publican turned dramatist, and the list of the staff was thereupon drawn up.
At the next meeting, Mayhew, Lemon and Stirling Coyne were appointed joint-editors; Archibald S. Henning, cartoonist; Brine, John Phillips and William Newman artists in ordinary, and Lemon, Coyne, Mayhew, Gilbert Abbott à Beckett and W. Wills (who was subsequently secretary to Charles Dickens), the literary staff.
To the influence of Henry Mayhew has been ascribed the geniality of tone which differentiated Punch from Charivari; but that geniality was tempered, in and after the second number, by the work of the most remarkable among the early writers for Punch.
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 Industrial Landscape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry Mayhew was born in 1812, the son of a London lawyer named Joshua Mayhew.
Mayhew convinced John Douglas Cook, the editor of Morning Chronicle, to conduct an investigation into the condition of the laboring classes in England and Wales.
Mayhew wrote two of these a week and the rest were written by the rest of the team.
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 Henry Mayhew
In 1845 Mayhew resigned from Punch Magazine and concentrated on writing articles on social issues for the Morning Chronicle.
Mayhew's investigation into the plight of the poor revealed the impact that unemployment, starvation and disease was having on the working class.
Mayhew carried out a similar investigation into prison life for the Morning Chronicle.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /PLmayhew.htm   (150 words)

 Alibris: Henry Mayhew
An early example of journalism as urban studies and sociology, Henry Mayhew's study of those who "obtain their living on the street of the metropolis" started as a series of magazine articles and grew to a four-volume work.
by Cruikshank, George, and Mayhew, Horace, and Mayhew, Henry, and Hine, Henry George, and Funnidos, Rigdum, gent, and Broygh, Robert Barnabas
Mayhew's London; being selections from 'London labour and the London poor' (which was first published in 1851)
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 Henry Philip Mayhew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry Philip Mayhew was one of 17 children born to a London solicitor, and attended the same school as Thomas Arnold, Matthew's father.
Although Mayhew later had a falling out with his father over his rejection of bourgeois values, he remained financially dependent upon him into his thirties, while writing in numerous genres including drama trying to support himself.
In 1849 he became the London correspondent for the Morning Chronicle and began writing and editing a vast survey of the working class and poor of the city, published first in 82 serial installments in the form of letters to the Chronicle and in 1851 in volume form as London Labour and the London Poor.
www.uoguelph.ca /englit/victorian/INTRO/mayhew.html   (248 words)

 Essaydirect.com: An Analyse of Henry Mayhew´s -London labour and the London poor- under consideration of Bühler´s ...
Mayhew really defines the different classes (page 136) and explains to the reader what the differences of these classes are.
So, this passage can be counted to the referential function, although in its conclusion (when Mayhew describes the situation of the sweeps in detail) it changes into expressive or/and conative function, because in the choice of words we can see a clear stress on the cruelty of the sweeps′situation.
This image, although Mayhew thinks it impossible to describe them, says more about the mud-larks′ outward appearance that anything else because it even stresses the poverty and leaves open to the reader to form his own image, as he likes them to see.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: London Labour and the London Poor: Selection (Classics S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Combining practicality with compassion, Mayhew worked unencumbered by political theory and strove solely to report on the lives of the London poor, their occupations and trades.
Henry Mayhew, founder of Punch magazine, wrote this four-volume sociological classic during the 1850's.
Mayhew interviewed hundreds of people, all extremely poor, and many in destitution, to discover the conditions of poverty in London in 1852.
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 Center for Science in Society
Mayhew estimated and tabulated all manner of things: the numbers of fish sold by the costermongers, the amount of garbage collected by scavangers, the millions of tons of excrement secreted by horses, the pounds of blood discarded by the slaughterhouses of London.
Mayhew's work was, in some ways, "proto-anthropological," providing a record of how vagabonds could make a living in the heart of the civilized city.
Jo was closely modeled on Mayhew's figures, and he has force in Dickens' novel because he is representative of the crowd: he is the "type" of a common problem.
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 1850 Henry Mayhew (Charles Mackay) book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mayhew, living in the United Kingdom, no doubt reproduced this account directly from the pages of Parley P. Pratt's 1840 tract, Plain Facts Showing the Falsehood and Folly of the Rev. C.
Although Mayhew's publication was one of the very first book-length histories of the Latter Day Saints, he appears to have conducted very little original research himself.
Henry Lake, Aaron Wright, and others, with all of whom I was acquainted, as they were my neighbors when I resided at New Salem.
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 Henry Mayhew -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry Mayhew -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Henry Mayhew (25 November 1812 - 25th July 1887) was an English journalist and one of the founders of the humorous magazine (An iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl) Punch, and the (A periodic paperback publication) magazine's editor for its beginning days.
He is most famous now for his newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle, in which he carried out a survey of the poor of (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/he/henry_mayhew.htm   (227 words)

An interview by Henry Mayhew from his "London Labour and the London Poor." Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon.
From Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor.' Adapted by Colin Thomas.
An [1955] interview by Henry Mayhew from 'London Labour and the London Poor.' Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: London Labour and the London Poor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry Mayhew, having created this delightful encyclopoedia of humanity, has probably been ripped off more frequently than any writer since Shakespeare.
Mayhew, the journalist who bought them beers,inveigled invitations to tea, listened tirelessly to their stories.
Mayhew is neither sentimental nor brutal, but rather a true and tolerant humourist, and I believe that, for all the misery depicted, his work was undertaken with great, and contagious, joy.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140432418   (437 words)

 clew's reviews: a book log: London Labour and the London Poor, Vol.2, Henry Mayhew
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In some trial works near the metropolis sewer water was applied to land, on the condition that the value of half the extra crop should be taken as payment.
Mayhew does optimistically point out that since all the refuse will be collected in one place, it could the more easily be sold if a market for it was finally established.
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 Punch, or the London Charivari: An Introduction
One evening at the beginning of June, 1841 Mark Lemon and Henry Mayhew, met at the Edinburgh Castle in the Strand, London, to discuss the possibility of starting a new comic journal.
Lemon and Mayhew were both reforming liberals and the plan was to combine humour and political comment.
He submitted the idea to the popular journalist Henry Mayhew, who in turn enlisted the support of Mark Lemon, the well-known humourist, journalist, and dramatist.
www.victorianweb.org /periodicals/punch/pva44.html   (915 words)

 MAYHEW, HENRY (1812-1887) - Online Information article about MAYHEW, HENRY (1812-1887)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MAYHEW, HENRY (1812-1887) - Online Information article about MAYHEW, HENRY (1812-1887)
Augustus Septimus (1826-1875) were also journalists, and with them Henry occasionally collaborated, notably with the younger in The Greatest See also:
The books of Horace and Augustus Mayhew owe their survival chiefly to See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MAR_MEC/MAYHEW_HENRY_1812_1887_.html   (395 words)

 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age: Topic 2: Texts and Contexts
In his monumental work London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew presents scores of portraits and life stories in his subjects' own words.
A costermonger's account of her life and beliefs gives a vivid sense of her world, and an interview with a seamstress who became a fallen woman shows how differently moral issues appear when poverty drives them.
It is also interesting to compare Mayhew's accounts with Annie Besant's account of match workers.
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 The Housing Question
In London Labour and The London Poor, Henry Mayhew lists districts of flop houses, which were not permanent residences, but merely sleeping quarters.
Mayhew calls the Asylum "scrupulously Clean." (422) On the first night of the season (the house was only open when the temperature dropped below the freezing point) the matron selected 3 women to do the household work.
This was a prized position, as it meant a place to live, regular meals, and even paid 7 shillings a week.
www.gober.net /victorian/reports/housing.html   (1330 words)

 London Labour and The London Poor - Henry Mayhew - Penguin UK
London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849-50, when Mayhew was at the height of his powers as a journalist, and was eventually published in four volumes in 1861-2.
Mayhew had no theoretical or political axe to grind, and eschewed vague philanthropy: he was as prepared to attribute the hardships of the poor to themselves as to society.
Nevertheless, his outlook was compassionate and practical; and his aim was simply to report.
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 Henry Mayhew - bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As a son of a lawyer, Henry was interested more in crime and the lower class than in following in his father’s footsteps as he discovered after working with his father for a short period of time.
After deciding that his interest was more as a journalist writing about sociological ideas, he wrote many controversial and advanced works on the class system in London.
Mayhew was also the founder of Punch, a magazine that still lives on in England today.
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 London Low-Life : Beggars and Cheats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The following excerpts are taken from Henry Mayhew's 'Those That Will Not Work,' the Fourth Volume of 'London Labour and The London Poor.' London: 1862.
Published in 1862, some twelve years after the series began, it has been debated whether this volume of Mayhew's work served more as an instrument for social change or a handbook for the very sort of people it described.
Mayhew's careful description often includes information on clothing, health, personal habits and mannerisms, social and educational background, as well as usual methods of criminal operation.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/eurodocs/uk/lowlife.html   (1396 words)

 Punch --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The first editors, of what was then a weekly radical paper, were Henry Mayhew, Mark Lemon, and Joseph Stirling Coyne.
English illustrated periodical published from 1841 to 1992 and 1996 to 2002, famous for its satiric humour and caricatures and cartoons.
Its first editors were Henry Mayhew, Mark Lemon, and Joseph Stirling Coyne.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9061901?tocId=9061901   (805 words)

 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age: Topic 2: Texts and Contexts
In 1849, Henry Mayhew (1812–1887) was asked by the Morning Chronicle to be the metropolitan correspondent for its series "Labour and the Poor." His interviews with workers and with street folk convey a vivid sense of the lives of London's poor.
I can do two pairs in a day, and twelve, when there is full employment, in a week.
Henry Mayhew, The Life of a Coster Girl
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 Thackeray, William Makepeace --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
English novelist whose reputation rests chiefly on Vanity Fair (1847–48), a novel of the Napoleonic period in England, and The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
His ‘Pendennis' is the story of an all-too-human man. In ‘The History of Henry Esmond' Thackeray blended fact and fiction into a believable...
First published serially in 1857–59 and as one volume in 1859, it is a sequel to Henry Esmond that follows the life of the family and descendants of Henry Esmond of Castlewood, Virginia.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9277311   (821 words)

 FolkWorld Article: London Labour and the London Poor
Excerpts from Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor (1861)
Henry Mayhew (1812-87) suggested to the Morning Chronicle newspaper to carry out an investigation into the condition of the labouring classes, which was published in a series of 82 articles and later in volume form as London Labour and the London Poor.
During the terrors of the reign of Henry VIII., and after the Reformation, a large body of the minstrels fell into meanness of attire; and in that respect the modern ballad-singer is analogous.
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 (Surnames from Mayhew, Frank E. ) San Francisco Call Newspaper Vital Records for 1869-1895
(Surnames from: Mayhew, Frank E. © copyright 2003 by Jim W. Faulkinbury, CGRS and John Movius, all rights reserved
This is one of a series of files in a web-base finding aid to the many vital events recorded in the San Francisco Call during calendar years 1869-1895.
married in 1884 to Von Hagen, Henry E. Mayrisch, Bertha Caroline Christine...
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