Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1862-04-24
Death 1925-06-17
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Benson was born Apr. 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.

From the description of Papers, 1900-1925. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060749

British author.

From the description of Letter to Mr. Gleason [manuscript], 1917. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647859124

From the description of Letter of Arthur Christopher Benson, 1917. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32960296

Arthur C. Benson was an English author and educator. He was born at Wellington College, where his father was headmaster, and attended Eton and King's College, Cambridge. After graduation, he became schoolmaster at Eton, earning a reputation as an excellent instructor and publishing several books, including novels, poetry, histories, and essays. He was also asked to edit letters of Queen Victoria in 1903. He later became affiliated with Magdalene College, eventually becoming president, a role he filled successfully despite troubles in his personal life. A prolific and popular essayist, Benson had a positive influence on countless lives in his role as educator.

From the description of Arthur C. Benson letter to W.M. Rossetti, 1903 Nov. 30. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58802253

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Old Lodge, Madgdalene College, Cambridge, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1911 Mar. 08. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131751

A master at Magdalene College in Cambridge and a writer of novels, criticisms, biographies and essays.

From the description of Letters, 1890-1925. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464319

English man of letters.

From the description of The Book of Job, the Song of Songs, Lamentations, Prophets, etc. : typescript with autograph corrections of unpublished essays : [n.p.], [ca. 1917]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132524

Benson was an English author.

From the description of Letter fragment, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83212447

1885-1903 master, Eton College; 1904-1915 fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge; 1907 CVO; 1912-1915 president, Magdalene College; 1915 LLD, Cambridge. 1915-1925 master, Magdalene College.

Epithet: college head and writer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x0003b6

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.

From the guide to the Arthur Christopher Benson Papers, 1900-1925, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Poets, English--20th century--Archival resources
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., English--20th century
  • Male authors, English--Correspondence
  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources
  • Architecture
  • Thank-you notes

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  • Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources
  • Poets, English--20th century--Archival resources

Places:

  • East Ham, Essex (as recorded)
  • Norway, Europe (as recorded)
  • England--Cambridge (as recorded)
  • Rye (England) (as recorded)
  • Lympne (England) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Limbdi State, India (as recorded)
  • Cambridge (England) (as recorded)
  • Walthamstow, Essex (as recorded)