In the years 1849 and 1850, Henry Mayhew was the metropolitan correspondent of the Morning Chronicle in its national survey of labour and the poor. Only about a third of his Morning Chronicle material was included in his later and better known, publication, London Labour and the London Poor.
First published in 1981, this series of six volumes constitutes Henry Mayhew’s complete Morning Chronicle survey, in the sequence in which it was originally written in 1849 and 1850. It addresses a wealth of topics from cholera in the Jacob’s Island area to the food markets of London. The publication of this complete survey represented the first time in which the whole of Mayhew’s pioneering work was available in one place. The set is introduced by Dr Peter Razzell, who was co-editor of the national Morning Chronicle survey. This second volume contains letters from November 1849 to January 1850.
This series will be of interest to those studying the history of social welfare, poverty and urbanisation.
Letter XIII: Friday, November 30, 1849; ; Letter XIV: Tuesday, December 4, 1849; Letter XV: Friday, December 7, 1849; Letter XVI: Tuesday December 11, 1849; Letter XVII: Friday December 14, 1849; Letter XVIII: Tuesday, December 18, 1849; Letter XIX: Friday, December 21, 1849; Letter XX: Tuesday, December 25, 1849; Letter XXI: Friday, December 28, 1849; Letter XXII: Tuesday, January 1, 1850; Letter XXIII: Friday, January 4, 1850; Letter XXIV: Tuesday, January 8, 1850; Letter XXV: Friday, January 11, 1850; Letter XXVI: Tuesday, January 15, 1850; Index.
This set of 25 volumes, originally published between 1805 and 1992, amalgamates original nineteenth-century material and more recent research and analysis on the development of social welfare in Britain and Europe. From Elizabethan poor relief, through the Poor Laws of the nineteenth-century, to the establishment of the British National Health Service in the mid twentieth-century, this set provides a comprehensive overview of the germination and establishment of modern social welfare. Although the set mainly focuses on social welfare in Britain, it also contains some work on welfare in Europe.
This set will be of keen interest to those studying the history of social welfare, social policy, poverty and class.