Item VI/vii/15 - 1851; or, The Adventures of Mr. And Mrs. Sandbuys and Family . .

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-VI/vii/15


1851; or, The Adventures of Mr. And Mrs. Sandbuys and Family . .


  • 1957 (Accumulation)

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8vo, 1 volume

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MAYHEW, HENRY, brother of Thomas Charles Wilson Mayhew (qv); b. 25 Nov 1812; adm. 14 Jan 1822; Min. Can. 1826; ran away from School during the Challenges, in which he had greatly distinguished himself (Forshall, Westminster School Past and Present, 1884, 329-30); articled to father, but soon abandoned law for journalism; started Figaro in London with Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (qv) 1831; published The Thief 1832; one of the originators of Punch 1841, and for a short time its joint editor; joint author with his brother Augustus Septimus Mayhew of The Greatest Plague of Life, 1847; one of the first philanthropic journalists; author London Labour and the London Poor, 1864, and numerous other works; m. 1844 Jane, elder dau. of Douglas William Jerrold, journalist and wit; d. 25 Jul 1887. DNB.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  • English


  • Latin


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