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.
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,
7 boxes, 7 oversized boxes
(14.6 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.