Guide to the Arnold Bennett Papers, [ca. 1911-1931]

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Arts and Humanities --Literature --English Literature

Guide to the Arnold Bennett Papers, [ca. 1911-1931]

Collection number: BANC MSS 72/22 z

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1972
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Arnold Bennett Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1911-1931
Collection Number: BANC MSS 72/22 z
Creator: Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters written to him, primarily by other English authors; copies of letters written by him in reply; holograph MS of a short story, Mr. Jack Hollins & Destiny; binding instructions for books in his library.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arnold Bennett Papers, BANC MSS 72/22 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Arnold Bennett Collection was originally a part of the large Ogden Library, purchased by the University of California in 1957. It was transferred to The Bancroft Library in 1970 with the amalgamation of the manuscript holdings of the Rare Books and Special Collections Department with those of The Bancroft Library.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written to Bennett, primarily by other English authors; typed carbon copies of his letters written in reply; original Bennett letters addressed to his bookbinder, T. E. Caley; holograph MS of a short story, Mr. Jack Hollins and Destiny; and binding instructions for books in his library.
Letters written to Bennett are arranged alphabetically; letters by him, chronologically.

List of Correspondents


Agate, James Evershed, 1877-1947


10 letters, 1920-1928


Beach, Sylvia


Letter, Dec. 21, 1926.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosure: copy of a statement, December 1926, protesting the unauthorized publication in America, by Samuel Roth, of James Joyce's Ulysses; names of Sherwood Anderson, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Valery Larbaud, Ludwig Lewisohn, Robert McAlmon, Dorothy Richardson and Romain Rolland typed on the statement.

Burke, Thomas, 1887-1945


3 letters, 1918 & n.d.


Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952


8 letters, 1930


Evans, Caradoc, 1879-1945


Letter, Feb. 14, 1923


Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-


3 letters, 1927-1930


Frank, Bruno, 1887-1945


Letter, Mar. 5, 1929


Frankau, Gilbert, 1884-


5 letters, 1928


Joyce, James, 1882-1941


2 letters, 1930-1931


Mais, Stuart Petre Brodie, 1885-


3 letters, 1922-1927


Malleson, Miles, 1888-


Letter, Aug. 9, 1916


Monro, Harold, 1879-1932


Letter, Oct. 18, 1925


Morton, Michael


13 letters, 1925 & n.d.


Munro, Neil, 1864-1930


3 letters, 1910


Munthe, Axel Martin Fredrik, 1857-1949


Letter, [ca. Aug. 9, 1930]


Priestley, John Boynton, 1894-


3 letters, 1924 & n.d.


Scott-Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth, 1889-1930


4 letters, 1926-1927