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 fifth volume contains letters from June to September 1850.
This series will be of interest to those studying the history of social welfare, poverty and urbanisation.
Letter LV: Thursday, June 6, 1850; Letter LVI: Thursday, June 13, 1850; Letter LVII: Thursday, June 20, 1850; Letter LVIII: Thursday, June 27, 1850; Letter LIX: Thursday, July 4, 1850; LX: Thursday, July 11, 1850; Letter LXI: Thursday, July 18, 1850; Letter LXII: Thursday, July 25, 1850; Letter LXIII: Thursday, August 1, 1850; Letter LXIV: Thursday, August 1, 1850; Letter LXIV: Thursday, August 8, 1850; Letter LXV: Thursday, August 15, 1850; Letter LXVI: Thursday, August 22, 1850; Letter LXVII: Thursday, August 29, 1850; Letter LXVIII: Thursday, September 5, 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.