This edition of Henson’s journals has three main parts, each of which can be searched separately.

Henson’s own text can be searched on its own, using either the search option Journals in the search box, or from the Journals page.

The project annotations (People, Places, Organisations, Publications) may also be searched individually using the search box options, or from their own pages (People, Places, Organisations).

To search both text and annotations, select Journals and annotations.

The project team have also contributed extended essays on various aspects of Henson’s career. This may be searched using the Essays and help option.

About the edition
For guidance concerning the editorial apparatus, please consult the list of abbreviations, the editorial policy and annotation policy.

Please note that volumes 150 and 160 refer to 15a and 16a respectively.

Given the beliefs and opinions prevalent during his lifetime and in his educational and social milieu, Henson shared attitudes on matters of race, religion, and gender which would not be generally acceptable among later generations. While these find expression in his Journal, these volumes are best read as a historical source providing unique perspectives on the complex issues that confronted Church, state, and nation in Britain during the early decades of the twentieth century.

Further enquiries may be directed to the Principal Investigator, Professor Julia Stapleton (