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Inventory of the Henry Franklin Gadsby papers
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Description
Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and memorabilia, relating to Canadian and British politics, primarily in the interwar period, and to British Empire war efforts during World War I.
Background
Henry Franklin Gadsby was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1869. In 1889, he graduated from the University of Toronto and became a journalist. He had a fifty-year literary career as a liberal political satirist examining Canadian and British parliamentary politics and Home Rule struggle in Ireland during the inter-war period. He was a feature writer for Toronto Star, Toronto Saturday Night, Montreal Standard, and frequent free-lance contributor to other various Canadian and US newspapers and magazines. In the early 1920's, Gadsby served as President of the Parlimentary Press Gallery in Ottawa. In addition, Gadsby was a war correspondent for the Boer War, Mexican War, and World War I. Though known for his humorist satires, Gadsby was also a poet and playwright. In 1951, Gadsby died.
Extent
7 boxes, 7 oversized boxes (14.6 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.