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Benson, Stella, 1892-1933 (writer)



  • Existence: 1892 - 1933


Stella Benson (1892-1933) published short stories, travel sketches, poems, and novels. Her works include the novel Tobit transplanted (1931). She travelled widely before marrying James Carew O'Gorman Anderson in 1921. O'Gorman worked for the customs service in China, where she lived after their marriage.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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Photograph of Harold Nicolson presenting Northcliffe Prize to Jean Schlemberger, watched by Stella Benson, winner of Femina Prize, 1932 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8900/5/8/27
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Minutes, accounts, lists of books recommended and considered, letters from English and French committee members and prizewinners, and newscuttings. Letters from prizewinners: Percy Lubbock, Mary Webb (6), Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, H.M. Tomlinson, Charles Morgan (7), Stella Gibbons/Webb (4), Elizabeth Jenkins (2), L.H. Myers (2), Margaret Lane, Richard Church (2), and Robert Graves. Letters from French prizewinners: Joseph Kessel, François Mauriac, Marion Gilbert (2), étienne Burnet...
Dates: 1932 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Stella Benson: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8367
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, sketches, poems, programmes, photographs, menus, pressed flowers and leaves, newspaper cuttings, etc., 397 items. The correspondents include Shaemas Anderson, Nigel Bengough, George Benson (brother), A. Bullard, Mary Cholmondeley (aunt), and Brooks Henderson.

Dates: 1906-1933
Conditions Governing Access: Unable to produce due to fragile nature of material. Microfilm of collection available.

Stella Benson: Diaries and Poems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6762-6803
Scope and Contents

Diaries, poems and juvenilia

Dates: 1900-1933 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Originals unavailable. Microfilm copy to be used.

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