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Mayhew, Henry (1812–1887), author and social reformer

Deborah Vlock

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18433

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Mayhew, Henry (1812–1887), author and social reformer, was born in London on 25 November 1812, the son of Joshua Dorset Joseph Mayhew (d. 1858) and Mary Ann Fenn. He was educated at Westminster School from 1822 to 1827, and began his writing career shortly thereafter, at the age of sixteen, according to his son ...

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