Author:Frederick Morton Eden

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Frederick Morton Eden
English writer on poverty and pioneering social investigator


  • The State of the Poor; or an History of the Labouring Classes in England from the Conquest to the present period; in which are particularly considered their domestic economy with respect to diet, dress, fuel, and habitation; and the various plans which, from time to time, have been proposed and adopted for the relief of the poor, &c., 3 vols. 4to. Vol. i. contains the treatise on the poor; vol. ii. parochial reports relating to the administration of workhouses and houses of industry, friendly societies, &c.; vol. iii. parochial reports continued, and appendix containing tables of prices, wages, &c. No. 18 of appendix is a catalogue of publications on subjects relative to the poor. An abridged translation of the work is found in vol. vii. of Duquesnoy's ‘Recueil de mémoires sur les établissements d'humanité.’
  • Porto-Bello: or a plan for the improvement of the Port and City of London, plates, 1798.
  • An Estimate of the Number of the Inhabitants in Great Britain and Ireland, 1800. Written while the Census Bill was before parliament; partly extracted from The State of the Poor.
  • Observations on Friendly Societies, for the maintenance of the industrious classes during sickness, infirmity, old age, and other exigencies, 1801.
  • Eight Letters on the Peace; and on the Commerce and Manufactures of Great Britain, 1802. Originally addressed to The Porcupine newspaper and signed "Philanglus".
  • Brontes: a cento to the memory of the late Viscount Nelson, duke of Bronté, 1806, anonymous; in Latin hexameters.
  • Address on the Maritime Rights of Great Britain, 1807; 2nd edit. (containing "suggestions on the measures necessary to render the United Kingdom independent of other countries for the most indispensable articles now supplied by foreign commerce"), 1808.
  • The Vision, 1820, another edition 1828; addressed to the Rev. Jonathan Boucher

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