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Finding Aid for the Laurence Binyon Papers, 1912-1937
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Arthur, [originally called “Launcelot”], London, 1912-1923

Creator/Collector: Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
Physical Description: 7 versions. Holograph (original version in 7 notebooks, 20 × 16 cm.), and 6 typescripts with corrections by Binyon and Sir John Martin-Harvey.

Scope and Content Note

  • A play in 8 scenes, composed by Binyon in close cooperation with Martin-harvey.
  • First published by William Heinemann, London 1923.
  • First produced by Robert Atkins at the Old Vic, March 1923.
Also, 2 folders of related materials:
  • Miscellaneous notes about Arthur by Binyon and Martin-Harvey
  • Notes and sketches for the production of Arthur by Martin-Harvey.

Costumes [by M.L. Blood] for the play on “King Arthur.” Sutton Coldfield, 1912.

Physical Description: 16 original drawings, one to a page, numbered 1 through 17. no.15 is missing. 4 are watercolors. Bound in wrappers.

Scope and Content Note

With this: invoice for drawings from M.L. Blood to Mrs. Martin Harvey for £3-3-0. Sutton Coldfield, November 30, 1912.

Letters, signed, to Sir John Martin-Harvey. v.p., 1913-1937.

Physical Description: 61 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of these letters have to do with the writing of Arthur, 1913-1923. Several of them are addressed to Lady Martin-Harvey.