Benson, E.F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940

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English novelist.

From the description of A few people : corrected and revised manuscript, 1938-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552981

English author E.F. Benson was part of a distinguished Victorian family; his father became Archbishop of Canterbury, and two brothers were also writers. He worked as an archaeologist in Greece and Egypt before devoting his time to writing. A prolific and diverse writer, he published novels, short stories, plays, and non-fiction, notably biographies. His most popular and characteristic works are probably the Lucia novels, quintessentially English human comedies centered on the memorable and domineering character Emmeline Lucas.

From the description of E.F. Benson letters, 1932-1940. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58802257

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 25 Brompton Square [London], to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1925 July 02. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131446

From the description of Letters, 1894-1939. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233126890

From the description of Autograph manuscript : Puss-cat : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870296

From the description of Autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], [ca. 1913]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870293

Benson was an English author.

From the description of Autograph and a portrait, 1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79948323

Born July 24, 1867 at Wellington College, Shropshire, England; wrote more than 75 published works, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; best known for his Mapp and Lucia novels; also wrote mystery and supernatural tales, as well as biographies such as King Edward VII: an appreciation and Queen Victoria's daughters; died February 29, 1940.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1899-1940. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 37761371

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Born July 24, 1867 at Wellington College, Shropshire, England; wrote more than 75 published works, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; best known for his Mapp and Lucia novels; also wrote mystery and supernatural tales, as well as biographies such as King Edward VII: an appreciation and Queen Victoria's daughters; died February 29, 1940.

From the guide to the E.F. Benson Papers, ca. 1899-1940, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Edward Frederic Benson was a British author known most widely today for his comic "Mapp and Lucia" series and his short stories of the supernatural. E. F. Benson was the fifth child of Mary Sidgwick Benson and Edward White Benson, who served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1883 to 1896. Benson was educated at Marlborough College and King's College, Cambridge, where he completed his studies in 1892.

Benson's first novel, Dodo, was published in 1893 and enjoyed significant acclaim and commercial success. Benson went on to a prolific literary career, publishing nearly 100 works including novels, short stories, memoirs, biographies, and other works of non-fiction. Benson also worked as an archaeologist at excavations in Italy, Greece, and Egypt, represented England in international figure skating competitions, and served in the 1930s as the mayor of the town of Rye in East Sussex.

From the guide to the E. F. Benson papers, 1894-1929, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Benson, E.F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. Letters, 1894-1939. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors A-B). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. Autograph and a portrait, 1929. American Primers
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. Autograph letter signed : 25 Brompton Square [London], to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1925 July 02. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. E.F. Benson letters, 1932-1940. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. Autograph manuscript : Puss-cat : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters to members of the Rothschild family, 1863-1925 University of Southampton Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Manuscript Albums, 1615 - 1959 Newcastle University: Special Collections
referencedIn Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Benson, Edward Frederic, 1867-1940. Negotium Perambulans [recurso electrónico] / Charles Baudelaire. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
creatorOf E. F. Benson papers, 1894-1929 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1693-1917 (inclusive), 1762-1917 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf White, William, 1910-1995. Papers of William White [manuscript], 1875-1987. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn O'Connor, Patrick, 1925-. Collection of ephemera relating to E.F. Benson, 1985-1995. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of A.C. Benson and E.F. Benson, 19th-20th century Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. Papers, ca. 1899-1940. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Arden, Clive, b. 1888. Letters, 1838-1940. Indiana University
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. A few people : corrected and revised manuscript, 1938-1939. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Coppard, A. E. (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957. A.E. Coppard papers, 1932-1952. Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous Materials, 1854-1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence, 1872-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940. Autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], [ca. 1913]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Reading Library, 1707-1961. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1921-1951. Houghton Library.
creatorOf E.F. Benson Papers, ca. 1899-1940 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
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associatedWith Allhusen, Dorothy, person
associatedWith A.P. Watt (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Arden, Clive, b. 1888. person
associatedWith Authors' Syndicate corporateBody
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925. person
associatedWith Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, person
associatedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Coppard, A. E. (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966 person
associatedWith Ferguson, Rachel, b. 1893, person
associatedWith Heinemann, William, 1863-1920, person
associatedWith Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-1970 person
associatedWith O'Connor, Patrick, 1925- person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964 person
associatedWith Sheridan family. family
associatedWith White, William, 1910-1995. person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
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Male authors, English--Correspondence
Ghost stories, English
Authors, English--20th century
Horror tales, English
Ciegos--Libros y lectura
Short stories, English--20th century
Short stories, English--19th century
Authors, English--19th century
Literary agents
English literature--20th century
Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources
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Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1867-07-24

Death 1940-02-29

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