Henry Newman

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Henry Newman
Alias(es) "Kim"
Born 12 April 1870(1870-04-12)
Simla, Bengal, British Raj
Died 5 February 1942 (71) [1]
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Field(s) Journalism

Henry Newman (April 12, 1871 - February 5, 1942), also known by his pen-name Kim (for articles in the Calcutta Statesman), was an English soldier, journalist and war correspondent, broadly noted for his coining of the term "Abominable Snowman," in addition to his extensive writing on India and Central Asia, including field reporting during the Boxer Rebellion, the Younghusband Mission to Tibet (1903-4), and other regional conflicts.

Selected Bibliography


  1. "Succeeded Kipling At Lahore", Newspaper World and Advertising Review, Issues 2295-2320: 25, 1942, "The sudden death has occurred at Cheltenham, on February 5, of Mr. Henry Newman, a distinguished journalist and war correspondent. Born in India 71 years ago, Mr. Newman began his career by taking over Rudyard Kipling's work on the Civil and Military Gazette at Lahore. Afterwards he joined The Englishman, and when that ceased publication the Statesman, in whose pages he became famous as "Kim". For a time he was assistant editor. As a war correspondent, he adventured in Afghanistan, China and Thibet. He was one of the first Englishmen to reach Lhasa, and was in Peking at the time of the Boxer Rising."