Arnold, Edwin, sir, 1832-1904

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1832-06-10
Death 1904-03-24
Britons
German, English

Biographical notes:

British poet and journalist.

From the description of Letter : London, 1879 May 17. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 316061222

From the description of Edwin Arnold letters and photographs, 1870-1903. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19105778

From the description of Letters, 1869-1900. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31997523

From the description of In the palace of pain : an address delivered at St. Thomas's Hospital : [London] / by Sir Edwin Arnold, 1895 Oct 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78705854

From the description of Letter : to John Oakley, [188-?] Wednesday. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530591

From the description of In the palace of pain : an address delivered at St. Thomas's Hospital : [London] / by Sir Edwin Arnold, 1895 Oct 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146906

English poet, journalist, and Orientalist.

From the description of Miscellany, 1896. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203746

English author and poet.

From the description of Letters, portrait, receipt, and a newspaper clipping, 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367568512

Sir Edwin Arnold, English poet. He is best known for his poem "The Light of Asia," about the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. Some credit Arnold's work with playing a role in the popularization of Buddhism in the West (cf. W. Peiris, Edwin Arnold: brief account of his life and contribution to Buddhism).

From the description of Sir Edwin Arnold manuscript material, a. mid-to-late 19th century (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 73524635

From the guide to the Sir Edwin Arnold manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1865, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English author and journalist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) and a letter in the hand of his daughter : [London, n.d.], to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680664

English poet and journalist.

From the description of Letter, n.d. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 34687957

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 4 Glendower Place [London], to "Gentlemen," 1893 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131449

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 225 Cromwell Mansions, Kensington, S.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1896 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125361

From the description of The Gita Govinda : or Indian song of songs : autograph manuscript signed, ca. 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 401710222

English poet, journalist and Orientalist.

From the description of Letter : London, to Mrs. Thomson, 1896 Oct. 24. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530554

Sir Edwin Arnold was an English author and translator of Asian literature. He was principal of the British government college in Pune, India, then joined the staff of the London Daily Telegraph in 1861, becoming chief editor in 1873. His epic poem, The Light of Asia (1879), recounts the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. His other writings include poetry and travel books. He was knighted in 1888.

From the guide to the Papers, 1861-1950 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Edwin Arnold was a journalist and poet. He graduated from Oxford and became a teacher; he received a job offer in Bombay, and spent several years in India as a principal, studying eastern languages and culture. After his return to London he became a prominent journalist, writing for the London Daily Telegraph. He also published poetry, notably The Light of Asia, a poetic rendering of the story of Siddhartha, who would become the Buddha. The Light of Asia was popular with readers and critics in England and America, and was widely translated; it was one of the first versions of the story of the Buddha available in English.

From the description of Edwin Arnold letters and autograph, 1862-1883. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147346

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Hotel Berlin [Moscow]", to "My dear Julian", 1896 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131562

Sir Edwin Arnold was an English author and translator of Asian literature. He was principal of the British government college in Pune, India, then joined the staff of the London Daily Telegraph in 1861, becoming chief editor in 1873. His epic poem, The light of Asia (1879), recounts the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. His other writings include poetry and travel books. He was knighted in 1888.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1950 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122386420

English poet and journalist; born Kent, June 10, 1832; died March 24, 1904.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "Gentlemen," 1898 Dec. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 589008524

Poet, journalist and educator.

From the description of Sir Edwin Arnold papers, 1879-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456135

Born in 1832, Edwin Arnold achieved great success as journalist and poet during the second half of the nineteenth century. He lived and worked in several parts of the British and European colonial empires, including India and Congo. His best-known work is the 1879 poem, The Light of Asia.

Sources: Gale Literary Databases, "Edwin Arnold", (accessed August 22, 2006).

From the guide to the Sir Edwin Arnold Letters 1969-001., 1887-1896, (Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries)

Sir Edwin Arnold was born on 10 June 1832, in Gravesend, near London. During the last five decades of the nineteenth century, Arnold gained great popularity as an influential London journalist and best-selling poet of the Orient.

Arnold attended King's School in Rochester, King's College in London, and, University College, Oxford. In 1852 he won the Newdigate Prize in poetry for The Feast of Belshazzar ; the following year, when he was twenty-one, his first book of verse, Poems, Narrative and Lyrical, was published. In 1854 Arnold married Katharine Elizabeth Biddulph. After leaving Oxford, he taught for two years as a master at King Edward's School, in Birmingham. In 1856, he accepted the position of principal of the government Deccan College at Poona, in the state of Bombay, India. At the same time, he became a fellow of Bombay University, and for the extent of his six-year stay in India, he studied Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, and Turkish.

As a consequence of his wife's illness (Katharine Arnold died in 1864) and the death of their young child, Arnold left India in 1861 to pursue a new career in England. He applied for a position with the London Daily Telegraph and was accepted. Thereafter, until his semiretirement in 1888, he served as news-, editorial-, and leader-writer, subeditor, and editor of the Telegraph .

In 1879 Arnold published the long narrative poem, The Light of Asia; or, the Great Renunciation, a romantic rendering of the experiences and ideas of Siddârtha Gautama, later to become the Buddha. The Light of Asia achieved astounding commercial success in England and America and, in translation, throughout the world.

Arnold died on March 24, 1904.

Excerpted from: Kogan, B.R. (1985). Edwin Arnold. Dictionary of Literary Biography: Victorian Poets After 1850, 35, 9-13.

From the guide to the Sir Edwin Arnold correspondence MS 127., 1887-1899, (Woodson Research Center, )

1854-1856 master of English, King Edward VI School, Birmingham; 1857-1861 principal of the Deccan Sanskrit College, Poona, India; 1861 joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph; 1873-1889 chief editor, Daily Telegraph; 1877 CSI; 1888 KCIE.

Epithet: poet and journalist

Title: Knight

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Subjects:

  • Buddhism
  • Poets, English--Correspondence.
  • Religious poetry
  • Medical colleges
  • Poets, English--19th century
  • Journalists--Correspondence
  • Physicians
  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • Religion and science
  • Translators--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century--Correspondence
  • Authors and publishers
  • English literature--19th century
  • Vivisection
  • Astronomy--Religious aspects
  • Translators and translating
  • Sanskrit poetry--Translations into English
  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Buddhism--History
  • Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Journalists--19th century--Correspondence
  • Medicine
  • Women in medicine
  • American literature--19th century

Occupations:

  • Poets
  • Authors, American--19th century
  • Journalists
  • Translator
  • Educators

Places:

  • Sarawak, South East Asia (as recorded)
  • Walthamstow, Essex (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Korea, Asia (as recorded)
  • Cochin State, India (as recorded)
  • Mysore State, India (as recorded)
  • Venice, Italy (as recorded)
  • Hyderabad State, India (as recorded)
  • Travancore State, India (as recorded)
  • Norway, Europe (as recorded)
  • Madras, India (as recorded)
  • Russia, Europe, Asia (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Salem, Madras (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Melbourne, Australia (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Wadia Mausoleum, Woking, England (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Bombay, India (as recorded)
  • Pondicherry, India (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Newton, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Abyssinia, Africa (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Bulgaria, Europe (as recorded)
  • Parsee Cemetery, Woking, England (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)