Henry Mayhew
(1812-1887)

Died aged c. 75

Henry Mayhew (25 November 1812 – 25 July 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the co-founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch in 1841, and was the magazine's joint-editor, with Mark Lemon, in its early days. He is also known for his work as a social researcher, publishing an extensive series of newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle that was later compiled into the book series London Labour and the London Poor (1851), a groundbreaking and influential survey of the city's poor.

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Henry Mayhew (1812–87) journalist, social researcher Henry Mayhew 1812 - 1887 founder of "Punch" and author of "London Labour and the London Poor" lived here

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