Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962

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From the description of Philip Gibbs letter to Will Orton Tewson [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 451379763

Sir Philip Gibbs -- British writer and journalist -- was born in London and educated by his father at home. He displayed an early interest in journalism and publishing entering his first job at the publishing house of Cassell. Gibbs wrote his first novel, Founders of the empire (1899) while working at Cassells. He next served as editor of Tillotson's literary syndicate before he became editor of several newspapers on Fleet Street. His second novel, The street of adventure (1909), is based on his experiences on Fleet Street.

Gibbs became a reporter for the Daily chronicle (1908). Later, he covered the Balkan conflict (1912) and World War I becoming the best known war correspondent because of the precise accurate style of his descriptions. He subsequently published these despatches in volume form and he was appointed KBE in 1920. Gibbs became a free lance writer publishing essays, about 50 novels, and doing lecture tours.

From the description of Correspondence, 1900-1914. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122365288

Philip Gibbs (1877-1962) was a British journalist, novelist, and lecturer.

Sir Philip Hamilton Gibbs was born in 1877 in London, England to Helen Hamilton and Henry Gibbs. He is best remembered for his work as a war correspondent during the First World War. At the outset of war, Gibbs travelled to France to report for the Daily Chronicle . Gibbs was chosen as one of the five accredited correspondents for Allied Forces during the war. As a result of his contributions, he was made a Knight of the Order of the British Empire in 1920. He died in March 1962.

  • 1900: The Street of Adventure
  • 1914: Beauty and Nick, a Novel of the Stage and the Home--the Artistic Temperament in Fateful Action
  • 1915: The Soul of the War
  • 1920: Back to Life Now It Can Be Told Realities of War
  • 1923: Adventures in Journalism The Middle of the Road; a Novel
  • 1926: Young Anarchy
  • 1930: Since Then; the Disturbing Story of the World at Peace
  • 1934: European Journey
  • 1935: England Speaks
  • 1937: Ordeal in England (England Speaks Again)
  • 1938: Across the Frontiers
  • 1939: Broken Pledges This Nettle, Danger
  • 1941: Sons of the Others, a Novel

From the guide to the Philip Gibbs Letters, 1900-1928, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962. Letter to [?] Reynolds. [London, Eng.]. 1932 June 14. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947. Letters, [ca. 1865-1935]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962. Correspondence, 1900-1914. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. Papers of W. Graham Robertson, 1875-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers of the Virginia Quarterly Review [manuscript], ca.1910-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Black, Edith O'Dell. Papers, 1911-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Philip Gibbs Letters, 1900-1928 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Gripenberg, Margarita, 1881-1976. Letters, 1932-1941. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962. Letter to Buxton. Surrey, Eng. [19--] University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers of the Virginia Quarterly Review, ca. 1910-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962. ALS : Shamley Green, Guildford, England, to Mrs. Mark H. [Lucy C.] Wentowrth, Concord, Mass. 1937 May 4. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962. Philip Gibbs letter to Will Orton Tewson [manuscript], undated. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lewis, Richard. A list of one hundred convicts embarked on board the Morley for New South Wales from the Dolphin hulk at Chatham. : this 29th day of July 1829 pursuant to the Right Honourable Robert Peels' Order of the 15th day of July 1829. Libraries Australia
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Black, Edith O'Dell. person
associatedWith Brown, Curtis, 1866- person
associatedWith Cazenove, C.F. person
associatedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Gibbs, Agnes, Lady. person
associatedWith Gripenberg, Margarita, 1881-1976. person
associatedWith Perris, G. H. (George Herbert), 1866-1920. person
associatedWith Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903 person
associatedWith Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947. person
associatedWith Tewson, William Orton, 1877-1947, person
associatedWith Wentworth, Mark H., Mrs. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Authors, English--Correspondence
Authors, English--20th century
Journalists--Great Britain
Journalism, military
War correspondents
English fiction--20th century
Publishers and Publishing
Lectures and lecturing--United States
Serial publishing of books


Birth 1877-05-01

Death 1962-03-10





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