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Henry Douglas Shawcross

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Henry Douglas Shawcross (1884–1913) was an English newspaper journalist, who died in Blackburn at the age of 29. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire, and was the grandson of Henry Houlding, a prominent Victorian poet in Burnley.[1] Aged 16 he joined the staff of the Northern Daily and Weekly Telegraph[2] (now the Lancashire Telegraph). He was the author of Nature and the Idealist, published posthumously in 1914. Selections from the book were later published in 1920 as The Road-Wanderer.[3]


  • Nature and the Idealist. Sampson Low, Marston, 1914.
  • The Road-Wanderer. London. Melrose, 1920.


  1. "Literary & Antiquarian Corner – Notes and Comments – Henry Douglas Shaw Cross". Burnley Express. 28 March 1914. p. 10. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. Henry D. Shawcross, The Road-Wanderer (3rd ed. 1923), p.5.
  3. "A Lancashire Writer: Henry Douglas Shawcross". Manchester Courier. 3 April 1914. p. 6. Retrieved 17 January 2020.

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