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Papers of Howell Arthur Gwynne


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The papers comprise:

  1. diaries of Gwynne, some of which relate to Gwynne's early career as a Reuters correspondent, 1892-192
  2. papers classified into subjects of importance, usually with some connection to the Morning Post, 1894-1947
  3. major correspondence of Gwynne, 1905-1926
  4. miscellaneous correspondence of Gwynne, 1905-1938, n.d.
  5. miscellaneous papers, 1895-1933.

In particular, the success and collapse of the Morning Post of which Gwynne was editor, can be charted in his series of subject papers.


  • Creation: 1892-1947, n.d.


6.15 Linear metres (41 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Russian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Gwynne dep. 1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Gwynne dep. 1-36

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12155


Papers and correspondence of Howell Arthur Gwynne (1865-1950), Reuters correspondent and editor of the Morning Post 1911-1937.

Biographical / Historical

Howell Arthur Gwynne was born in Kilvey, Wales, 3 Sep 1865. During his early career he became a Reuter's correspondent and in 1895 was appointed Reuters Special Agency correspondent for the Second Ashanti Expedition. He also went to South Africa for the Reuter's war service during the Boer War from 1899. In 1904 he was appointed editor of the Standard and upon his resignation in 1911 he became editor of the Morning Post, 1911-1937. Gwynne resided in Little Easton, Essex. He died in Jun 1950. Further details are given in Who's Who.


The papers were originally arranged into five series labelled A-E. This arrangement was mostly retained and is as follows:

  1. A - Diaries
  2. B - Subjects
  3. C - Major correspondence
  4. D - Miscellaneous correspondence
  5. E - Miscellaneous papers.

MS. Gwynne dep. 27/3, which contained material belonging to more than one series (A, diaries and E, miscellaneous papers) has been reboxed as MSS. Gwynne dep. 27/3/1-3.

Other Finding Aids

A handlist is available at X. Cat. 11.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MSS. Dep. Gwynne 1-27 were deposited by Admiral Sir Ian Hogg in 1976. MSS. Gwynne dep. 28-36 were also deposited by Admiral Sir Ian Hogg in July 1981, via Jennifer Coles.

Catalogue of the papers of Howell Arthur Gwynne
Original hand list by unknown person/s; EAD version by Kelly Collins.
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom