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MS 340

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MS 340

Title

Frederic Kenyon: Browning papers

Level

Sub-fonds

Administrative / Biographical history

Sir Frederic Kenyon (1863-1953) was a biblical scholar and Director of the British Museum.

He was educated at Winchester school before going on to study at Magdalen College, Oxford. While at school he was introduced to the poems of Robert Browning and by the time Kenyon reached Oxford he had read all of Browning's works apart from Sordello. He became one of Browning's chief promoters in the early twentieth century and the first important editor of Browning's poems.

Date

1897-1913

Extent & medium

3 boxes; 7 series

Content description

The papers consist of working papers and correspondence relating to Kenyon’s publications and the Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning ‘Love Letter’ controversy.

Associated material

The Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barratt-Browning collection is catalogued as MS 682.

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