The collection comprises of correspondence by Massingham with the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913) regarding an article to a paper in The Nation regarding work by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton .
Henry William Massingham collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Henry William Massingham
- Dates of Creation1919
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Henry William Massingham was born in Norwich in 1860. At the age of seventeen, he joined the Eastern Daily Press as a reporter and, in 1888, moved to The Star, becoming editor for several months in 1890. In 1891, he was appointed editor of the Labour World and in the following year joined the Daily Chronicle, eventually editing the newspaper between 1895 and 1899. For the next eight years he worked for the Manchester Guardian and the Daily News. In March 1907, Massingham was appointed editor of The Nation, using the journal to campaign for a negotiated peace during the First World War. He remained editor until his resignation in 1923. He died in Cornwall in 1924.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and The Dictionary of National Biography 1922-1930, with an index covering the years 1901-1930 in one alphabetical series, Oxford University Press, London (1937)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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