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Arnold Bennett collection of papers

Title
Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953).
Author
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS BennettSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
1,756 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Journals (Personal narratives).
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials was formerly owned by W. T. H. Howe and Owen D. Young. Other former owners include George H. Doran, Gilbert Miller, Richmond Temple, Dorothy Cheston Bennett, Reginald Pound, and Sir Newman Flower. A number of letters were a gift of Paul M. Herzog, Jr. in memory of John D. Gordan.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Bennett
Author
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.
Title
Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, journals, notebooks, financial and legal documents, portraits and pictorial works. The manuscripts consist of holographs of articles, plays, criticism, essays, prose fragments and other writings, some of which were published in "The Savour of Life" (1928) and "Things that have Interested Me" (2nd and 3rd series, 1923 and 1926). The financial documents comprise cash-books from 1894 to 1922 and other items. The legal documents include agreements between the author and various publishers and theatrical agencies. Also included are journals from 1896 to 1930, including 77 volumes entitled, "Some Incidents" from 1926 through 1930. The portaits include original pencil drawings by Edwin Alfred Rickards.
The correspondence, dating from 1893 to 1931, includes letters written by the author to G. T. Bagguley, George Cedric Beardmore, Dorothy Cheston Bennett, some of which were published in her "Arnold Bennett"; to Ford Madox Ford, Edyth Goodall, Mrs. Paul M. Herzog, Violet Hunt, John Middleton Murry, the literary agency James B. Pinker and Son, Sir John Collings Squire, George Sturt, Richmond Temple, Gwladys Wheeler, and others. Also included is correspondence relating to the author, dating from 1902 to 1955, between various correspondents including Dorothy Cheston Bennett, Marguerite Bennett, Darrell Figgis, the literary agency James B. Pinker and Son, and others. Incoming correspondence includes letters from E. M. Forster, Archibald Marshall, Sir Gerald Du Maurier, George Moore, David Low, Siegfried Sassoon, and others.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Rickards, Edwin Alfred, 1872-1920.
Bagguley, G. T.
Beardmore, George, 1908-1979.
Bennett, Dorothy Cheston, -1977.
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939.
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
Goodall, Edyth.
Herzog, Paul M., Mrs.
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942.
Low, David, 1891-1963.
Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934.
Maurier, Gerald, Sir 1873-1934.
Moore, George, 1852-1933.
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957.
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958.
Sturt, George, 1863-1927.
Temple, Richmond.
Wheeler, Gwladys.
Bennett, Marguerite Soulie, 1874-1960.
Figgis, Darrell, 1882-1925.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Doran, George H. (George Henry), 1869-1956. Former owner
Miller, Gilbert. Former owner
Temple, Richmond. Former owner
Herzog, Paul M., 1906-1986. Donor
James B. Pinker and Son.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Bennett
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