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Stella Benson letters : to Laura Hutton : ALS, 1914-1933.
BANC MSS 2004/128 cz Box
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Stella Benson letters: to Laura Hutton : ALS, 1914-1933


Benson, Stella, 1892-1933, creator


Hutton, Laura.


Contains letters full of description and even some drawings of the many places Stella Benson lived and traveled to, including England during World War I and fighting for women's suffrage, living and traveling near Berkeley, Calif. when Prohibition began, a car trip across the U.S. in 1921, time in India where she interviewed Mahatma Gandhi and saw Europeans hunt Indian wildlife, living in China where she fought for the rights of women, and about her writing. Also includes biographical notes and commentary on Benson's correspondence by her friend Laura Hutton.


1914 (issued)


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Benson, Stella -- 1892-1933 -- Correspondence
Mahatma -- Gandhi -- 1869-1948
University of California, Berkeley -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
Prohibition -- United States -- History
Automobile travel -- United States -- History
Women -- Suffrage -- England
Women -- Suffrage -- China -- History
Hunting -- India -- History
Women authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
California -- Description and travel
United States -- Description and travel
England -- Description and travel
India -- Description and travel
China -- Description and travel


Letters include drawings done by Stella Benson, some of these have been cut out and removed.
Stella Benson was a British novelist, poet, travel writer and a women's rights activist. In 1919 Benson lived in Berkeley, Calif., taught part-time at the University of California, Berkeley and associated with a Bohemian crowd. After her marriage to Shaemus O'Gorman Anderson, the couple moved to China where Anderson worked for the Chinese Customs Service. While stationed in Manchuria, Benson died of pneumonia in 1933.
Laura Hutton, Benson's longest and closest friend, was a psychiatrist and author of "The single woman and her emotional problems" (1935).

Physical Description:

1 box (0.4 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 2004/128 cz Box