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Henry Mayhew (1812–1887)

Mayhew, Henry. An English humorist; born in London, Nov. 5, 1812; died on July 25, 1887. He founded the comic paper ‘Figaro in London’; assisted in founding Punch (1841), of which he was for several years chief editor. He was a frequent contributor to the magazines; wrote several juveniles; and with his brothers Horace and Augustus, wrote many popular humorous novels, fairy-tales, and farces. His main work was ‘London Labor and the London Poor’ (1851).