Catalogue description STELLA BENSON

This record is held by London University: Queen Mary University of London

Details of SB
Reference: SB

Papers of and relating to Stella Benson, [1930]-1947.

Date: [1930]-1947

The papers are arranged chronologically.

Related material:

Diaries and papers, 1902-1933, held by Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archive (reference: Add 6762-6803); correspondence (reference: Add MSS 59659-60), additional papers (see Annual return 1999), correspondence with Macmillans, 1915-1932 (reference: Add MS 54972) and letters to Sydney and Violet Schiff, 1924-1932 (reference: Add MS 52916), held by the British Library, Manuscript Collections; letters, 1926-1933, mainly to Donald B Clark, held at New York Public Library (reference: see NUC MS 79-1833).

Held by: London University: Queen Mary University of London, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: WFD/SB; PP1

Benson, Stella, (1892-1933)

Physical description: 4 items
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Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Baroness Stocks to Professor Beatrice White, who later donated them to Westfield College Library. Transferred to Queen Mary in 1989 following merger.

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Administrative / biographical background:

Born, Shropshire, 1892; suffered poor health and as a child travelled to Switzerland and the West Indies; worked briefly with the suffragette movement, 1914; during the war involved in social work for eighteen months in Hoxton, London, later on the land; went to California, 1918; sailed for England via the Far East, 1920; married James Carew Gorman Anderson of the Chinese customs service, 1921; based in Hong Kong after her marriage and campaigned against licensed prostitution; published novels, short stories and articles, 1915-1931, including Tobit Transplanted (1931) awarded Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, 1932; died, 1933.

Publications include: 'I Pose' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1915); 'This is the End' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1917); 'Twenty' [Poems] (Macmillan & Co, London, 1918); 'Living Alone' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1919); 'The Poor Man' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1922); 'The Awakening. A fantasy' (Printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for the Lantern Press, San Francisco, 1925); 'The Little World' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1925); 'Goodbye, Stranger' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1926); 'The Man who Missed the Bus' (Mathews & Marrot, London, 1928); 'Worlds within Worlds' [Sketches of travel] (Macmillan & Co, London, 1928); 'The Far-away Bride' [With an appendix containing the Book of Tobit, from the Apocrypha] (Harper & Bros, New York & London, 1930); 'Tobit Transplanted' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1931); 'Christmas Formula, and other stories' (William Jackson [Joiner & Steele], London, 1932); 'Collected Short Stories' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1936.

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