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Finding Aid for the Laurence Binyon Papers, 1912-1937
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Laurence Binyon Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1937
    Collection number: 404
    Creator: Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) was a British Museum official for 40 years as well as a art historian, critic, translator, playwright, and poet. The collection consists of 7 versions of Binyon's play, Arthur, which was composed by Binyon in 1923 in collaboration with Sir John Martin-Harvey. There is also a folder of notes about Arthur, a folder of notes and sketches for the production by Martin-Harvey, 16 original drawings of costumes by M.L. Blood, and 61 letters to Martin-Harvey.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Laurence Binyon Papers (Collection 404). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709368 

    Biography

    Binyon was born August 10, 1869 in Lancaster, England; British Museum official for 40 years, as well as art historian, critic, translator, playwright, and poet; author of numerous works on art, including Painting in the Far East (1908); professor of poetry at Harvard; published many collections of poetry, including The winnowing fan: poems on the Great War (1914), The sirens (1924), The idols (1928), and Collected poems of Lawrence Binyon (1931); wrote a play, Arthur (1923), whose original title was “Launcelot”; died in March 1943 in Reading, England.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 7 versions of Binyon's play, Arthur, which was composed by Binyon in 1923 in collaboration with Sir John Martin-Harvey. Also contains a folder of notes about Arthur, a folder of notes and sketches for the production by Martin-Harvey, 16 original drawings of costumes by M.L. Blood, and 61 letters to Martin-Harvey, several of which are addressed to Lady Martin-Harvey.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943--Archives.
    Arthur, King--Drama.
    Dramatists, English--Archival resources.
    Martin-Harvey, John, Sir, 1863-1944.
    Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943. Arthur.