Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Arnold Bennett, correspondence

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Title: Arnold Bennett, correspondence

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Bennett (2)

Creator(s): Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931)

Date: c.1903-1964

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 box containing 7 envelopes of letters and postcards and 1 vol. holding 16 pockets containing letters; manuscript, typescript, and postcards.

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8417 

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Description

Comprises: (1) 25 autograph manuscript letters and postcards from Arnold Bennett to Pauline Urmson Smith or her mother between 1911-1931, together with typed transcripts made by the donor, A. Ravenscroft of the University of Leeds, probably ca. 1964; (2) 115 autograph manuscript letters, including 97 from Bennett to Henry Davray or his wife, and 18 to Davray from Robert Vansittart and between others 1903-1942.

The box bears a label with the following contents note: 'Arnold Bennett letters'. The volume has a spine label which bears the following title and contents note: 'Arnold Bennett: letters to Henry Davray (Also includes letters to Mme Davray, and letters from Percy Allen, J.W. Fortescue, Charles Morgan, Basil Zaharof and Robert Vansittart)'.

Administrative or biographical history

(Enoch) Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), the novelist, playwright, and man of letters. For a fuller account of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

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