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Finding Aid for the Laurence Binyon Papers, 1912-1937
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.