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Massingham, Harold John, 1888-1952



  • Existence: 1888 - 1952


Harold John Massingham was born on March 25, 1888 in England. After attending Queen's College in Oxford he became a journalist working for the "Morning Leader," "Athenaeum" and "Nation."In the 1920s, he became a research assistant for two anthropologists from University College, London, and an interest in archeology and anthropology led to the publication of "Downland Man" (1926). By 1932 Massingham began to write more and more on country life with "Wold Without End" (1932) being the best-known. Other publications include "London Scene" (1933), "The Genius of England" (1937), "Country Relics" (1939) and "The Southern Marches" (1952). Massingham died on August 22, 1952.

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H. J Massingham manuscript

Identifier: MS-323
Date(s): 1933 to 1939

H.J. Massingham (1888-1952), British writer. The collection contains the handwritten manuscripts of "Country Relics" (1939) with author's notations and corrections and "London Scene" (1933). Includes letter from Massingham to Harold Rugg.

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