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Finding Aid for the Arthur Christopher Benson Papers, 1900-1925
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Box 1

Correspondence, mainly from Gordon G. Wordsworth to Arthur Christopher Benson, but with 2 letters from other people, and also copies of 3 letters from various people to Gordon Wordsworth. v.p., September 1924-February 1925.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 24 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

These letters concern the purchase of Mount Scawfell by Benson and Wordsworth for the purpose of giving it to the National Trust.
Box 1

Le Cahier Jaune; poems. Eton: Privately printed, 1892.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 99pp. 22.5cm.

Scope and Content Note

  • Presentation copy from the author to Sir Walter Durnford, Provost of King's College, Cambridge.
  • With this is bound: His, The Myrtle Bough, a Vale. Eton, Spottiswoode, 1903. 70pp., and his, The Olive Bough. Eton: Spottiswoode, 1904. 31pp.

Note

Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
Box 1

The Art of the Biographer. Cambridge, 1917.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 49 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections, bound.

Scope and Content Note

Published in Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom, London. Essays by diverse hands, being transactions. London, 1926. 22cm. New [i.e. 3rd] series, vol.6, pp. [139]-164.
Read April 29th, 1925.
Box 1

Biographical studies: Issak Walton, Edward Ernest Bowen, William Collins, Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh, Henry James, The Angel [fiction?], Matthew Arnold, Crevasse [fiction?]. Cambridge, v.d.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 8 typescripts with holograph corrections, bound in 1 vol.

Note

Apparently all unpublished.
Box 1

Letters to various persons. v.p., v.d.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 2 items. Typescript, holograph.

Scope and Content Note

With these: 1 letter of July 26, 1926 (typescript copy) from R.M. Welsford to Lord Charnwood, and 1 letter of August 2, 1926 (typescript copy) from Charnwood to Welsford, both regarding Arthur Christopher Benson's estate.
Box 1

Loopholes. Cambridge, 1916.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections, bound.

Scope and Content Note

  • These were... made into a little book called Loopholes [unpublished]...
  • Title on backstrip reads Fragments 1917 (omitted from Loopholes).
Box 2

[Manuscript without title. n.p.,n.d.].

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 190 leaves. 23cm. Holograph marked in pencil.

Note

A novel, apparently unpublished.
Box 2

Memoir of Mary Benson. Cambridge, 1925.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: Typescript (carbon), bound.

Scope and Content Note

A life of the author's mother.

Note

Ex libris: E.F. Benson.
Unpublished.
Box 2

Poems. [A volume of miscellaneous pieces, both poetry and prose. n.p., v.d.]

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: 24 typescripts, some with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

The dates, 1904, 1909, and 1916 appear on several items.
One item dated December 13, 1903, is printed. Poems. A.C.B. appears on the spine. Bound in boards.
Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
Box 2

The War 1914. Cambridge, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.
Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections, bound.

Note

Apparently unpublished.
Box 2

Bibliography of Arthur Christopher Benson. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 25pp. 26cm. Typescript with corrections in ink.

Scope and Content Note

  • Compiler unknown.
  • Included are several biographical quotations from various sources.