Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) was a British Museum official for 40 years as well as a art historian, critic, translator, playwright,
and poet. The collection consists of 7 versions of Binyon's play,
Arthur, which was composed by Binyon in 1923 in collaboration with Sir John Martin-Harvey. There is also a folder of notes about
Arthur, a folder of notes and sketches for the production by Martin-Harvey, 16 original drawings of costumes by M.L. Blood, and
61 letters to Martin-Harvey.
Binyon was born August 10, 1869 in Lancaster, England; British Museum official for 40 years, as well as art historian, critic,
translator, playwright, and poet; author of numerous works on art, including Painting in the Far East (1908); professor of poetry at Harvard; published many collections of poetry, including The winnowing fan: poems on the Great War (1914), The sirens (1924), The idols (1928), and Collected poems of Lawrence Binyon (1931); wrote a play, Arthur (1923), whose original title was “Launcelot”; died in March 1943 in Reading, England.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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