Henry Major Tomlinson (1873-1958) was a British writer and journalist. He was kwn for anti-war and travel writing, vels and short stories, especially of life at sea. He was brought up in Poplar, London. He worked as a shipping clerk, and then as a reporter for the Morning Leader newspaper; he travelled up the Amazon River for it. In World War I he was an official correspondent for the British Army, in France. In 1917 he returned to work with H. W. Massingham on The Nation, which opposed the war. He left the paper in 1923, when Massingham resigned because of a change of owner and political line. His works include: The Sea and the Jungle (1912), Old Junk (1918), London River (1921/1951), Waiting for Daylight (1922), Tidemarks / Tide Marks (1924), The Foreshore of England; or, Under the Red Ensign (1926), Gifts of Fortune (1926), Gallions Reach (1927), A Brown Owl (1928), Cote D'Or (1929), Thomas Hardy (1929), Between the Lines (1930), Great Sea Stories of all Nations (edited) (1930), All Our Yesterdays (1930), Out of Soundings (1931), The Sws of Helicon (1933) and others.