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Benson, Arthur Christopher (1862-1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 189
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Benson, Arthur Christopher (1862-1925)
Date(s): 1907
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Benson | Arthur Christopher | 1862-1925 | writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Arthur Christopher Benson was born in Berkshire in 1862; educated at Eton College and at King's College, Cambridge, from which he graduated with a first in 1884. He taught at Eton for 18 years before becoming a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he lived from 1904 until his death in 1925; he became master of Magdalene in 1915. Benson's father, Edward White Benson, became Archbishop of Canterbury, and several of his sibling were known as writers and scholars. Arthur Christopher Benson is perhaps best remembered today as the author of the words to 'Land of Hope and Glory'.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Arthur Christopher Benson, 1907, comprise a letter [To the (?)Secretary of the Titmarsh Club] declining an invitation to become a member of the club.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2008.

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