E. F. Benson papers 1894-1929


E. F. Benson papers, 1894-1929

E. F. Benson papers 1894-1929

The E. F. Benson Papers consist of writings, correspondence, and business and financial files, documenting Benson's fiction-writing career and spanning the years 1894 to 1929. Writings consist almost entirely of drafts, most corrected, of short stories by Benson, his novel Paul (1906), and an evidently unpublished and untitled novel written in 1906. Among the short stories are two of Benson's most celebrated "spook stories," "The Superannuation Department AD 1945" (1906) and "The Thing in the Hall" (1912). Other papers include correspondence, sales and royalty statements, contracts, bills, and receipts that document Benson's business dealings with his literary agency (the Authors' Syndicate, Ltd.) and various publishers.

3.13 linear feet (8 boxes)


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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, notab...