Henry E. Grimshaw, M.A.
Senior Author of Two History Books Published in the Years Prior to World War II
Note: This webpage has been superceded by another webpage on Henry Ewart Grimshaw. Click here to go to the replacement webpage.
Henry Grimshaw authored two books while at the Department of History at the “Boys High School” in Brooklyn, NY. Both books were published with Jack Estrin of the History Department of Boys High School and then Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx. The books, published in 1938 and 1940, respectively, were “Modern Problems in European History” and “The World Today”.
It is not yet known which Grimshaw family line Henry is descended from. A reasonable guess would be that of Francis and Frances Grimshaw (see companion webpage), since that family lived on Long Island and left many descendants there. However, Henry’s name does not yet appear on the descendant chart for that family.
New York Times Article, March 24, 1895, p. 25…
832 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
1Grimshaw, Henry E., and Jack C. Estrin, 1938, Modern Problems in European History: New York, NY, Colonial Book Company, 277+ p.
2Grimshaw, Henry E., and Jack C. Estrin, 1940, The World Today: New York, NY, College Entrance Book Company, 220+ p.
Webpage posted December 2002. Updated November 2008 with addition of second book, New York Times article, and modern photos of Boys High School in Brooklyn.