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Collection Level Description: Benson Family Papers (ii)

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 512; Top. gen. d. 57
Title: Benson Family Papers (ii)
Dates of Creation: 1770-1884
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

The Benson family of Halifax, Yorks, were ancestors of E.W. Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Scope and Content

Benson family papers, including correspondence and papers, 1770-1823, and a sketch-book of Mary E. Benson, 1874-83.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Peter Eaton in 1971.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44119-20.

Access Points

Benson | family | Halifax


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