Papers of Edmund Clerihew Bentley

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. a. 17, b. 139, c. 612-18, d. 930-5, e. 861-74; Eng. lett. c. 373-4; Eng. poet. f. 34
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Scope and Content

Diaries, papers and letters of Edmund Clerihew Bentley, including:  

  • Diaries, 1894-1905
  • Scrap-books of newspaper cuttings, ca. 1893-1914
  • Drafts and notes
  • Correspondence, 1890-1955

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) was a writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were partly given to the Library in 1972 and partly bought at Sotheby's in 1973.


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. 42000-32.