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Arthur Christopher Benson: Collection of Drawings

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6340

Scope and Contents

Collection of paintings, drawings and a lithograph, mainly of Cambridge. The identity of the artists other than Benson is not known. Clive Forster Cooper (b. 1880), featured in no. 6, was Director of the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, 1914-1937, and was made Director of the British Museum in 1938.


  • Creation: 1727-1924


Conditions Governing Access

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 (


1 folder(s) (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Add.6340.1 belonged to Henry Bradshaw; nos 2-4 belonged to J.A. Harwood of Windlesham, Surrey; no. 5 belonged to H.M. Queen Alexandra. No. 1 was received with the Bradshaw Collection, 1886; nos 2 and 3 were bought, 1922; no. 4 was presented by J.A. Harwood; no. 5 was deposited by T. Jesson, 1922; nos 6 and 7 were presented in 1924, source unknown; the small unnumbered drawing was presented by Sedley Taylor, 1920.

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