Literary Manuscripts of E.F. Benson

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Original catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
2016



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Literary Manuscripts of E.F. Benson

1903-1937

Abstract:
Literary Manuscripts of E.F. Benson, 1903-1937.

Extent: 6 box
Language(s) of Material: English

Biographical history

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an author and biographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Literary Manuscripts of E.F. Benson, 1903-1937.

Acquisition

Purchased from C. R. Johnson Rare Books, 2009.

Related Material

See the catalogue of the papers of the Benson family, 18th-20th century (MSS. Benson 1/1-3/78; Benson adds. 1-22).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. c. 8253

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Benson | Edward Frederic | 1867-1940 | Author

Subject(s)

English literature -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Autograph manuscript of 'Alcibiades', amended throughout.
Date: 2 May 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8253
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 207 leaves

Manuscript and typescript of 'The Gospel of the Gourmet'
Date: 26 Sep 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8254
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Autograph manuscript of 'How Hardly', amended throughout
Date: Jan 1930-Mar 1930
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8255
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 376 leaves

Scope and Content

The manuscript is written on 376 lined foolscap pages, pp.1-191 on the rectos, pp.192-376 in reverse order, upside down on the versos.

Autograph manuscript of 'The Queen’s Daughters'
Date: 5 Nov 1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4166
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 434 leaves

Scope and Content

Written in six notebooks, which are amended throughout. Comprises:

Autograph manuscript of 'Queen Victoria'
Date: Feb 1934-Jul 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4167
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 862 leaves

Scope and Content

Written in eight notebooks:

Undated typescript of 'Queen Victoria', amended throughout by Benson and with printer’s annotations
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4168
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 849 leaves


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