Catalogue description PAPERS OF H.W. MASSINGHAM (1860-1924) (ADDITIONAL)

This record is held by Norfolk Record Office

Details of MC 51
Reference: MC 51

Letters to and from Henry William Massingham, and to and from J.J Massingham.

Date: 1872-1908
Related material:

The Record Office holds the following Massingham papers:


MC 41 Original letters and copies of letters to and from Massingham, deposited by Professor A. F. Havighurst on 15th June 1978 and on 16th September 1985.


MC 51 Letters to and from Massingham purchased by the Record Office on 2nd July 1979


MC 139 Caricature of Massingham donated by Miss G. Cross on 28th October 1975

Held by: Norfolk Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Massingham, Henry William, 1860-1824, journalist

Physical description: 53 files.
Immediate source of acquisition:

Received by norfolk Record Office on 2 July 1979 (MS 21655)

Administrative / biographical background:

Henry William Massingham was born 25th May 1860 in Old Catton and educated at Sun Lane School and Norwich Grammar School. After leaving school he worked for the Eastern Daily Press and the Norfolk News. He worked for T. P. O'Connor's 'Star' from 1888 and was briefly its editor in 1890-1891. He resigned in 1891 and joined the staff of the 'Daily Chronicle' in the same year, becoming its editor in March 1895. He resigned in 1899 after disagreeing with the proprietors on Government policy in South Africa and then worked for the 'Manchester Guardian', 'Daily News' and the weekly 'Speaker'.


The 'Speaker' became the 'Nation' in 1907 and Massingham became its editor: he held this position until his resignation in 1923. He died on 27th August 1924.


Massingham's career is described in "Radical Journalist, H. W. Massingham 1860-1924" by A. F. Havighurst (Cambridge University Press 1974).

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