By Martin C. Kerby
Sir Philip Gibbs used to be some of the most commonly learn English newshounds of the 1st half the 20th century. This insurance of his writing bargains a extensive perception into British social and political advancements, executive and press kinfolk, propaganda, and struggle reporting throughout the First international War.
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Frank (1873–1953) worked as a plantation manager in West Africa, writing novels about his experiences. He married in Bombay and immigrated to New Zealand in 1911 where he worked as a farmer and raised a family of five children. His sister Helen (1874–1956) was a nun for several years, but later married and became a novelist. Philip’s younger siblings tended to have markedly different life experiences than their older counterparts. Hypatia (Pat) (1879–1970) worked as a governess and never married; Katherine (1880) died of atrophy shortly after birth; Thomas (1886–1907) committed suicide, an issue which is dealt with in greater depth later in this narrative; and Arthur (1888–1964), who became an author, won the Military Cross in the First World War, immigrated to the USA where he married, and died two years after Philip.
43 As the 28th (County of London) Regiment, its members won eight Victoria Crosses during the First World War. It is now the 21st SAS Regiment. 40. 133. 42 VICTORIAN CHILDHOOD: 1877–1895 15 may well have observed that to understand Gibbs one first had to understand Charles Dickens (1812–1870) and Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881). 46 There is much more to Gibbs’ connection to the world of Dickens than a childhood fascination carried through into adulthood. There are significant ideological links which bind Gibbs to Dickens in a way that is only hinted at by his constant referencing of the great man in his autobiographical writing.
13 Gibbs remembered his mother, with whom it appears he had even more in common, somewhat differently, although he wrote even more sparingly of her in his autobiographies. 14 His reverence for her would later find 12 Correspondence with Mrs Suverkrop. The date is uncertain but it was written from Lancashire, which places it sometime in the first half of 1901. Philip Gibbs Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries. 13 Correspondence with Mrs Suverkrop 22 June, 1901.
Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace by Martin C. Kerby