Benson Family Papers

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 512; Top. gen. d. 57
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Scope and Content

Benson family papers, including correspondence and papers, 1770-1823, and a sketch-book of Mary E. Benson, 1874-83.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Benson family of Halifax, Yorks, were ancestors of E.W. Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Peter Eaton in 1971.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44119-20.