The Morning Chronicle Survey of Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts Volume 4, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Morning Chronicle Survey of Labour and the Poor

The Metropolitan Districts Volume 4, 1st Edition

By Henry Mayhew

Edited by Peter Razzell


249 pages

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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 fourth volume contains letters from March to May 1850.

This series will be of interest to those studying the history of social welfare, poverty and urbanisation.

Table of Contents

Letter XLI: Monday, March 11, 1850; Letter XLII: Thursday, March 14, 1850; Letter XLIII: Tuesday, March 19, 1850; Letter XLIV: Monday, March 25, 1850; Letter XLV: Friday, March 29, 1850; Letter XLVI: Wednesday, April 3, 1850; Letter XLVII: Thursday, April 11, 1850; Letter XLVIII: Friday, April 19, 1850; Letter XLIX: Thursday, April 25, 1850; Letter L: Thursday, May 2, 1850; Letter LI: Thursday, May 9, 1850; Letter LII: Thursday, May 16, 1850; Letter LIII: Saturday, May 25, 1850; Letter LIV: Thursday, May 30, 1850; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The History of Social Welfare

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Social History