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Arthur Benoni Evans manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-150618

Content Description

Bound autograph manuscript poems with additional loose leaves, by Arthur Benoni Evans (b.1781-1854), British poet and writer during the Romantic period. Includes a watercolor by Benoni. Total: approximately 140 pages.


  • 1809-1850

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Biographical Note

Arthur Benoni Evans (1781-1854) was a noted British poet and author during the Romantic era. He was also a talented linguist, musician, and artist. Born in England on March 25, 1781, Evans was educated at the college school in Gloucester. On October 23, 1800, he entered St. John's College, Oxford, where he received a B.A. in 1804, and M.A. in 1820, and a B.D. and D.D. in 1828.

In August 1804, he was ordained to the curacy of Hartpury, Gloucester. In September 1805, he received priest's orders. In October 1805, Evans became a professor of history and classics at the Royal Military College. In October 1812, he went to Sandhurst, where he stayed until 1829. That same year, be commenced work as headmaster of the grammar school in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire.

[Source: "Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Press" online].


0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case) : 1 bound volume of manuscript poems with loose leaves (11 folders total) ; Volume = 12.5"l x 8.50"w

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul F. Betz.

Arthur Benoni Evans manuscripts
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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