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Finding Aid for the Arthur Christopher Benson Papers, 1900-1925
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur Christopher Benson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1925
    Collection number: 656
    Creator: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Arthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925) published his first volume of essays in 1896. In all, he published more than seventy books, including poetry, short stories, novels, biographies, and essays. The collection consists of correspondence and literary manuscripts, an unpublished novel and a presentation copy of a book of Benson's poems.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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, Department of 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur Christopher Benson Papers (Collection 656). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Benson was born April 24, 1862; his father was Edward White Benson, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury; entered Eton as King's scholar, 1874; went to King's College, Cambridge, 1881; returned to work at Eton, 1885-1903; published first volume of essays, 1896; produced various works, including a biography of his father, Edward White Benson (1899), The Schoolmaster (1902), Land of Hope and Glory, and Peace and Other Poems (1905); in all, published more than seventy books, including poetry, short stories, novels, biographies, and essays; became master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1915; died June 17, 1925 at Cambridge.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the correspondence and literary manuscripts of Arthur Christopher Benson. Manuscript titles include: The Art of the Biographer, Biographic Studies, Loopholes, Memoir of Mary Benson, Poems, The War 1914, and Bibliography of Arthur Christopher Benson. Also includes an unpublished novel and a presentation copy of a book of Benson's poems, Le Cahier Jaune.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence, book of poetry, and typescripts.
    2. Manuscript and typescripts of unpublished material.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925--Archives.
    Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets, English--20th century--Archival resources.
    Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925-- Cahier Jaune.