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MS Eng 1479

Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904. Sir Edwin Arnold papers, 1861-1950: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1479
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904.
Title: Sir Edwin Arnold papers,
Date(s): 1861-1950 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.06 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Compositions and letters of English author and translator Sir Edwin Arnold.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

99M-60 Gift of Brooks Wright, received: 2000 May 25.

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Processed by: Melanie Wisner

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir Edwin Arnold Papers, 1861-1950 (MS Eng 1479). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Edwin Arnold was an English author and translator of Asian literature. He was principal of the British government college in Pune, India, then joined the staff of the London Daily Telegraph in 1861, becoming chief editor in 1873. His epic poem, The Light of Asia (1879), recounts the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. His other writings include poetry and travel books. He was knighted in 1888.


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters, two poems, lyrics, and notes of Sir Edwin Arnold with correspondence between his son, Julian Biddulph Arnold, and his biographer, Brooks Wright.

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