The Albert Sloman Library
The University of Essex

S. L. Bensusan Archive

File I (letters A - Z)

File II (letters & papers A - Z)

File III (letters & papers A - Z)

Transcripts of B.B.C. stories

File I - Letters A to Z

ADDISON, Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount

T.L.S., 1 page, 28th May, 1931

Three A.L.'s S:

1) 1 page, 4th May, 1938

2) 2 pages, 24th October, 1948

3) 2 pages, 8th October, 1949

AUSTIN, Frederick Britten

A.L.S., 1 page, 30th September, 1928

B. (L.L.) [of Folly Mill, Thaxted]

A.L.S., 2 pages, 29th September, 1932

BAXTER, A. Beverley

T.L.S., "To whom it may concern", introducing S. L. Bensusan, 1 page, 2nd July, 1929.

BELL, Adrian

A.L.S., 4 pages, 8th November, [n.y.]

BESANT, Annie

Two A.L.'s S:

1) 1 page, 6th June, 1925

2) 1 page, 28th February, 1927

T.L.S., 1 page, 15th May, 1927

BLEDISLOE, Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount

Three A.L.'s S:

1) 2 pages, 11th December, 1926

2) 2 pages, 14th December, 1926

3) 2 pages, 8th December, 1929

Two T.L.'s S:

1) 1 page, 16th September, 1922

2) 1 page, 4th January, 1926

BURKE, Thomas

T.L.S., 1 page, [n.d.]

BUXTON

T.L.S., 1 page, 11th June, 1930

CHRISTIANSEN, Arthur

T.L.S., 1 page, 20th June, 1929

COLERIDGE, Stephen

Three A.L.'s S:

1) 1 page, 8th January, 1929

2) 1 page, 2nd February, 1929

3) 1 page, 13th April, 1929

COLVIN, Sir Richard Beale

A.L.S., 4 pages, 19th June, 1933

CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, Robert Bontine

A. Twelve A.L.'s S:

1) 6 pages, 29th December, 1927

2) 4 pages, 9th June, 1930

3) 2 pages, 15th October, 1930

4) 1 page, 24th June, 1931

5) 6 pages, 18th July, 1931

6) 2 pages, 24th July, 1931

7) 2 pages, 26th July, 1931

8) 1 page, 27th July, 1931

9) 4 pages, 30th April, 1932

10) 2 pages, 8th May, 1933

11) 2 pages, 26th June, 1933

12) 6 pages, 5th November, (?) 1935

CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, Robert Bontine

B. Twelve A.L.'s S [purchased 1987]

1) 1 page, 1908 (?)

2) 2 pages, 5th December, 1934

3) 3 pages, 10th December, 1934

4) 4 pages, 13th December, 1934

5) 4 pages, 19th December, 1934

6) 4 pages, 2nd January, 1935

7) 2 pages, 6th July, 1935

8) 4 pages, 28th December, 1935

9) 4 pages, 31 December, 1935

10) 1 page, 3rd January, 1936

11) 3 pages, 6th January, 1936

12) 2 pages, 13th January, 1936

CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, Robert Bontine

Two signed Christmas/New Year cards [n.d.] [purchased 1987]

DALE, Harold Edward

Two A.L.'s SL

1) 3 pages, 31st July, 1930

2) 3 pages, 16th December, 1932

EAGAR, Waldo McGillycuddy

T.L.S., 1 page, 7th December, 1929

ERNLE, Rowland Edmund Prothero, 1st Baron

Four A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 25th February, 1928

2) 1 page, 1st December, 1930

3) 1 page, 19th October, 1932

4) 1 page, 31st December, 1932

FLOUD, Sir Francis Lewis Castle

Three A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 10th February, 1927

2) 3 pages, 23rd January, 1928

3) 2 pages, 25th February, 1928

T.S.L., 1 page, 6th May, 1927, (Letter of introduction)

Typed 'Office Note: Publicity', 1 page, 23rd October, 1919

FRASER, John Foster

A.L.S., 2 pages, Boxing Day, 1926

GENEE, Adeline, [ISITT, Dame Adeline Genee]

A.L.S., 4 pages, 21st April, 1903(?)

GLYNN, Elinor

A.L.S., 2 pages [n.d.] [purchased 1987]

HADDON, A. C.

A.L.S., 1 page, 22nd September, 1931

HALL, A. D.

Two A.L.'s S.

1) 4 pages, 25th November, 1927

2) 2 pages, 25th February, 1928

HARDWICK, Leslie

T.L.S., 1 page, 7th November, [n.y.]

HARDY, Florence [Mrs Thomas Hardy]

Nineteen A.L.'s S.

1) 4 pages, 3rd November, 1927

2) 4 pages, 27th May, 1929

3) 2 pages, 6th July, 1929

4) 4 pages, 23rd July, 1929

5) 3 pages, 16th August, 1929

6) 4 pages, 23rd June, 1930

7) 2 pages, 1st October, 1930

8) 2 pages, Saturday, [n.d.]

9) 4 pages, Sunday, [n.d.]

10) 4 pages, 3rd January, [n.y.]

11) 1 page, 10th January, [n.y.]

12) 2 pages, 23rd March, [n.y.]

13) 3 pages, 10th July, [n.y.]

14) 4 pages, 21st August, [n.y.]

15) 3 pages, 22nd August, [n.y.]

16) 2 pages, 17th September, [n.y.]

17) 4 pages, 24th September, [n.y.]

18) 1 page, 28th December, [n.y.]

19) incomplete A.L.S. 2 pages, [n.d. - last 2 pages]

Printed acknowledgement note, after the death of TH, with hand written footnote and initialled.

HILL, William Thomson

T.L.S., 1 page, 13th December, 1929

A.L.S., 2 pages, 12th September, 1930

HUNTINGFIELD, Lord

T.L.S., 1 page, 28th February, 1928

JACKSON, Ralph

A.L.S., 2 pages, 24th August, 1932

KIPLING, Rudyard

T.L.S., 1 page, 3rd October, 1928

KRISHNAMURTI, J.

A.L.S., 1 page, 3rd November, 1927

LAMBOURNE, Lord

Three A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 6th February, 1926

2) 2 pages, 17th May, 1926

3) 2 pages, 20th August, 1928

LAWRENCE, (C. E.)

A.L.S., 2 pages, 22nd July, 1929

LEE, Lord

Three T.L.S.

1) 1 page, 16th June, 1925

2) 1 page, 24th January, 1927

3) 1 page, 27th February, 1928, (with envelope)

MOORE, Barbara

T.L.S., 1 page, 10th December, 1929

MURRAY, John

T.L.S., (with handwritten note), 1 page, 15th April, 1925

A.L.S., 1 page, 6th September, 1926

NICHOLS, Wallace B

A.L.S., 2 pages, 20th July, 1931

PARKER, Gilbert

T.L.S., 1 page, 12th June, 1928

PARKER, Louis N

Two A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 17th November, 1932

2) 1 page, 26th October, 1932 (?1933)

PERCY, Edward

Two A.L.' S.

1) 1 page, 26th November, 1932

2) 3 pages, 13th December, 1932

PHILPOTT, H. R. S.

T.L.S., "To all whom it may concern", introducing SLB, 1 page, 16th September, 1929

PLUNKETT, Horace

A.L.S., 2 pages, 9th May, 1931

Six T.L.'s S:

1) 1 page, 6th August, 1930

2) 1 page, 5th September, 1930

3) 1 page, 6th September, 1930

4) 1 page, 16th September, 1930

5) 2 pages, 25th September, 1930

6) 2 pages, 16th December, 1930

POLLOCK, Guy C.

T.L.S., 1 page, 6th October, 1932

ROBERTS, G. Q.

T.L.S., 1 page, 9th June, 1916

RUSSELL, Edward

T.L.S., 1 page, 10th August, 1932

SALE, George

A.L.S., 1 page, 29th September, 1930

STACPOOLE, Florence

A.L.S., 2 pages, 27th April, 1951 [purchased 1987]

STACPOOLE, H. de. Ver

Four A.L.'s S. [purchased 1987]

1) 2 pages, 4th November, 1942

2) 1 page, 22nd November, 1942 [postcard]

3) 2 pages, 10th November, 1948

4) 1 page, Xmas, 1950

One Christmas card, 1948

Manuscript, 2 pages, headed 'The Bensusan Country', 7th April, 1946

Rough copy of the same, 1 page, 7th April, 1946

TALLENTS, Stephen

A.L.S., 2 pages, 23rd August, 1930

THOMAS, R. E.

A.L.S., 3 pages, 12th June, 1926

THOMSON, Malcolm

T.L.S., 1 page, 19th July, 1929

TOWNSHEND, Lady Gwladys

Three A.L.'s S.

1) 4 pages, 22nd January, [n.y.]

2) 5 pages, 21st September, [n.y.]

3) 2 pages, 28th November, [n.y.]

WARWICK, Frances Countess of

A.L.S., 3 pages, 15th February, 1928

WARWICK, Frances, Countess of

A. Two T.L.'s S.

1) 1 page, 7th May, 1927

2) 1 page, 2nd August, 1930

Five A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 14th February, 1932

2) 1 page, 28th March, [n.y.]

3) 4 pages, 23rd August, [n.y.]

4) 1 page, Monday 10th [n.y.]

5) 3 pages, Thursday, [n.d.]

WARWICK, Frances, Countess of

B. A.L.S., 1 page, 13th December, 1937 [purchased 1987]

WEAVER, Sir Lawrence

A.L.S., 1 page, (acknowledgement note), 7th February, 1927

WELLS, Catherine

A.L.S., 2 pages (acknowledgement note, with envelope) [n.d., c. 28th August,1927]

WILKINS, V. E.

T.L.S., 1 page, 6th August, 1930

WILLIAMS, C. R.

T.L.S., 1 page, [n.d., c. 1930]

ZANGWILL, Edith

Two A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 8th August, 1926

2) 2 pages, 19th October, 1926

File II - Letters and Papers A to Z

BENSUSAN, S. L.

Two A.L.'s S.

1) 1 page, 24 February, 1931 (to a Mr. Clark)

2) 1 page, 1 June, 1954 (to J. G. Miller)

COX, Ian

T.L.S., 1 page, 24 April, 1939

GWYNNE (?) H. A.

T.L.S., 2 pages, 21 November, 1939

MILLER, J. G.

T.L.S., 1 page, 31 May, 1954

NICHOLS, Wallace B.

A.L.S. [initialled], 1 page, 21 September, 1935

T.L.S. [initialled], 1 page, 23 May, 1943

The following publications

1) The chord of iron. 1935. Signed copy for SLB

2) Dialogues with the sun. 1943. Initialled copy for SLB

3) The first pathway [and other poems]

4) Prelude, 1 page. Signed.

5) Tapestries. Signed copy to SLB, February 1930 (?)

6) Selected poems. Initialled copy for SLB

Typed copy of Ode to the night-jar, 5 pages, signed for SLB

PEARSON, C. Arthur

T.L.S., 1 page, 19 May, 1911

attached to the letter is SLB's typed paper 'The Forester Scouts: rough outline of the idea', handwritten amendments

ROWLAND, P.

A.L.S., 1 page, 17 February, 1935 (on the reverse are notes in SLB's handwriting)

SALISBURY, Sir Edward

T.L.S., 1 page, 18 December, 1950

WELLS, H. G.

A.L.S., 1 page, [n.d.]

? [5 Courtnell Street, Bayswater, London W2]

T.L. (no signature), 1 page, 20 December, 1952

T.L. (no signature), 2 pages, 20 December, 1952

?Postcard, 4 January, 1957

File III - Letters and Papers A to Z

ALMOSNINO, S.

A.L.S., 2 pages, 14 September, 1930

B., R. D.

A.L.S. (initialled), 2 pages, 19 July, 1931

BAXTER, Beverley

T.L.S. (with handwritten note), 1 page, [n.d.]

BIFFEN, R. H.

A.L.S., 1 page, 13 July, 1926

BUXTON, N(?)

T.L.S. (with handwritten note), 1 page, 8 July, 1929

CRAIG, (?), G. H.

Two A.L.'s S.

2 pages, 15 January, 1927

2 pages, 22 January, 1927

DUFONT (?), Albert

A.L.S., 2 pages, 31 December, 1923

EASTERMAN, A. L.

T.L.S. "To all whom it may concern", 1 page, 24 November, 1931

GUACCIMANNI (?), Vittorio [?]

A.L.S., 1 page (torn) [n.d.]

? [GUACCIMANNI, Vittorio?]

A.L.S., 4 pages, 9 February, 1927

HARSAY (?), D(?)

Postcard (Brook House, Nth, Stoke, Sth, Oxon.), 16 February, 1927

HOVELL, Cecilia

A.L.S., 2 pages, 6 November, 1925

MOORE, Irwin

In memoriam: Thomas Mark Hovell 1853-1925 (Reprint from The journal of laryngology and otology, October, 1925) enclosed with the above letter from Cecilia Hovell

HUTCHISON, Graham Seton

A.L.S., 1 page, 4 December, 1937

MARTIN, Kingsley

A.L.S., 4 pages, 29 January, 1933

MUSSABINI, N. G.

T.L.S. (letter of introduction), 1 page, 18 November, 1931

OLIVIER, Sydney 1st Baron

Two A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 20 October, 1928

2) 1 page, 29 May, 1933

STUART, Clifford

A.L.S., 1 page, 20 May, 1922

SURRIDGE, B.

Two A.L.'s S.

1) 2 pages, 14 September, 1930

2) 2 pages, 27 October, 1930

TILBY, A.

Seven A.L.'s S.

1) 3 pages, 25 February, 1931

2) 2 pages, 30 July, 1931

3) 2 pages, 31 July, 1931

4) 2 pages, 16 July, 1932

5) 4 pages, 26 July, 1932

6) 2 pages, 31 July, 1932

7) 2 pages, [n.d.]

VANDEPEER, D. E.

T.L.S., 1 page, 20 August, 1930

WELLS, H. G.

A.L.S., 1 page, 25 September, 1928

WISE, E. F.

T.L.S., 1 page, 11 August, 1930

? , Lucy (?) [Garrick Theatre]

A.L.S. (forename only), 1 page, [n.d.]

? [1 Pantile Hill, Southminster, Essex]

A.L. (incomplete), 2 pages, 15 December, 1937

? G. H. (?) [Wellingore Hall, Lincoln]

Two A.L.'s S. (signature undecipherable)

1) 2 pages, 15 October, 1930

2) 1 page, 24 January, 1932

? , Esther [4 Lansdowne Square, Brighton]

A.L.S. to 'Emily', 12 pages, 8 December, 1868

Transcripts of B.B.C. stories

The folly of Mohammed Sleman, read by S.L.B., 11 December 1938, 12 pages.

The banking account1, 9 pages. [broadcast June 1939]

When Greek meets Greek2, read by S.L.B., 27 August 1939, 8 pages. (2 copies).

The vegetable garden, read by S.L.B., 27 March 1940, 8 pages. Draft, 11 pages.

The promotion of Bella Ruff, read by S.L.B., 20 July 1940, 9 pages.

The queenless hive3, read by S.L.B., 22 April 1941, 8 pages. Draft (a), n.d., 10 pages; draft (b), n.d., 10 pages.

The friendly brethren3, read by S.L.B., 6 September 1941, 10 pages.

The judgement of Mr. Meech3, read by S.L.B., 10 January 1942, 9 pages. Transcript of previous broadcast, 19 October 1940, 11 pages. Draft, n.d., 10 pages.

The conversion of Mrs. Mite, read by S.L.B., 30 June 1942, 6 pages. Draft, n.d., 8 pages.

The quest, read by S.L.B., 12 August 1942, 7 pages.

London's granary repaired, read by S.L.B., 15 August 1942, 6 pages. Draft, n.d., 9 pages.

The grey seal, read by S.L.B., 17 October 1942, 8 pages.

Moon over the marsh, read by S.L.B., 28 December 1942, 9 pages.

Widder Patten speaks her mind2, read by S.L.B., 16 March 1943, 8 pages.

Quittance, read by S.L.B., 28 May 1943, 10 pages.

Bargain and sale, read by S.L.B., 15 June 1943, 7 pages. Transcript of previous broadcast, 10 October 1941, 9 pages.

A sea faring man2, read by S.L.B., 6 July 1943, 8 pages. Transcript of previous broadcast, 10 November 1941, 6 pages. Draft, n.d., 13 pages.

Merely Mr. Gaffle, read by S.L.B., 12 August 1943, 5 pages. Transcript of previous broadcast, 12 May 1942, 5 pages.

God's own country, read by S.L.B., 31 August 1943, 7 pages. Draft, n.d., 5 pages (incomplete).

Bring us the little foxes, read by S.L.B., 8 September 1943, 10 pages.

Holly2, read by S.L.B., 11 January 1944, 7 pages.

Mrs. Stubb's strike, read by S.L.B., 8 February 1944, 8 pages. Transcript of previous broadcast, 21 July 1943, 8 pages.

Blufitts for sale, read by S.L.B., 28 April 1944, 5 pages.

A veteran, read by S.L.B., 30 July 1944, 8 pages.

The triumph of Daniel Dansy, read by S.L.B., 1 September 1944, 10 pages.

Failure, read by S.L.B., 10 November 1944, 7 pages.

Emily's errand, read by S.L.B., 12 July 1945, 8 pages.

Greenhousen, read by S.L.B., 21 November 1945, 7 pages.

The tramps, read by S.L.B., 29 November 1945, 10 pages. Transcript of previous transmission, 4 April 1945, 9 pages.

The wooing of Micah Scratchet, read by S.L.B., 26 September 1945, 10 pages.

Mr. Buffle's business, read by S.L.B., 29 May 1946, 8 pages.

In contempt of Mr. Patch, read by S.L.B., 6 February 1946, 7 pages.

Mr. Buffle and the green man, or Mr. Buffle sees it through. Typescript (revised copy 1 August 1952), 7 pages.

The way of transgressors. Typescript (revised) marked "Sent to B.B.C. 6 August 1952", 7 pages.

1 published in S. L. Bensusan Tales from the Saxon shore, 1939.

2 published in S. L. Bensusan These from God's own country, 1947.

3 published in (Charles) Hilton Brown (ed.) Best broadcast stories, London, 1944.