Henry Battersby: Correspondence and papers

Scope and Content

Letters and telegrams received by Battersby (1-58), miscellaneous papers and printed ephemera (59-69), and miscellaneous letters and autograph signatures (70-78).

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Francis Prevost Battersby (1862-1949), poet and novelist, was war correspondent for the Morning post at various times between 1899 and 1916, and was special correspondent with the Prince of Wales in India, 1905-1906.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at auction, Stride & Son, 6 October 1998.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

There is a detailed description of the collection in the Additional Manuscripts Catalogue, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.


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