Papers of Thomas Vincent Benn

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Notes, card indexes, and photocopies relating to Mercier and other French bibliographical subjects; (2) Anglo-French catalogues; (3) Annotated papers of Dr Hainsworth, on which Benn worked; (4) Academic correspondence; (5) Publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Vincent Benn (20 April 1903-25 April 1997) graduated from Leeds University with an honours degree in French and English Language and Literature in 1923. He went on to be awarded a Ph.D. in 1925. In 1926 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer in the French Department and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1952. He served on several standing committees, including the Library, Masterships, Examinations, and Academic Planning, and was Sub-Dean of Arts (1950-55). He officially retired in 1968, but remained active in the affairs of the French Department afterwards, particularly in the administration of the French Students Subscription Library, which he had been involved in establishing in 1928/29

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the author, through Susan Dolamore and Roger Davis. The Hainsworth material was donated through Dr Drysdale. Received from 9 February 1994 onwards


In English and French

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