Stella Benson: Diaries and Poems

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

MSS.Add.6762-6802: Diaries for 1902, 1903, 1904-1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, Jan. - July 1918, July - Dec. 1918, Jan. - May 1919, May 1919 - Mar. 1920, Mar. - June 1920, June - Sep. 1920, Sep. - Dec. 1920, Jan. - Apr. 1921, Apr. - Oct. 1921, Oct. 1921 - Mar. 1922, Mar. - July 1922, July - Oct. 1922, Oct. 1922 - May 1923, May - Oct. 1923, Oct. 1923 - Dec. 1924, Dec. 1924 - Oct. 1925, Oct. 1925 - July 1926, Aug. 1926 - Feb. 1927, Feb. - Oct. 1927, Oct. 1927 - July 1928, July 1928 - Dec. 1928, Dec. 1928 - Aug. 1930, Aug. 1930 - July 1931, July 1931 - Apr. 1932, Apr. 1932 - July 1933, and July - Dec. 1933.

MS.Add.6803: Poems and juvenilia, c. 1900-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stella Benson (1892-1933) published short stories, travel sketches, poems, and novels. Her works include the novel Tobit transplanted (1931). She travelled widely before marrying James Carew O'Gorman Anderson in 1921. O'Gorman worked for the customs service in China, where she lived after their marriage.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Stella Benson, 1934.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of material in the collection is not permitted.

Related Material

Letters and other papers found loose in the diaries now form MS.Add.8367.

Geographical Names