MS/150/10: Sir Edwin Arnold Collection

MS/150/10: Sir Edwin Arnold Collection

 

A collection primarily of correspondence. The exotic descriptions of India in the poetic works of Arnold, influenced by first-hand accounts, must have been alluring to aristocrats. Many of the British noblemen and relatives we eager for Arnold to attend dinners, lunches and other functions particularly to discuss The Light of Asia. Not all correspondences in the collection are dated but those that bare dates are from 1880-1898. A draft of one of his poem "On Ranmoor, Surrey" and a sketch Ranmoor rounds out the collection. F01 - Sub-Series 1: Correspondence from Arnold, 1880-1895 F02 - Sub-Series 2: Correspondence to Arnold, 1884-1895 F03 - Series 2: Art and Poetry, 1898

Recent Submissions

  • Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1898-08-20)
    Card-style folder: “Original draft of "Ranmoor” Pencil drawing date August 20, 1898. Includes poem “On Ranmoor” on verso in pencil. Portrait of Arnold above. Mounted on dark blue card stock. Genre: Poetry; Drawings.
  • Unknown author (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter dated October 17, from Hotel de Rome, name illegible.
  • Evans, Mary-Loise (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter from Mary-Louise Evans, dated July 7, regarding his gift to her and the hopes of meeting again before she leaves.
  • Radnor, Helen (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter from Helen, [Countess of] Radnor, offering two tickets to a concert.
  • Jeune, M. (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895-06-09)
    Letter from [Susan Elizabeth] M[ary] Jeune, Baroness St Helier [wife of Francis Jeune, 1st Baron St Helier], dated June 9, inviting Arnold to dinner Sunday June 16, [1895].
  • Cecil, Gwendolen (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter from Lady Gwendolen Cecil, n.d. Letter from Lady Gwendolen Cecil [daughter of Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury], dated June 4, thanking him for allowing her to send her writings.
  • Portsmouth, Beatrice (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1894-06-14)
    Letter from Beatrice Portsmouth [wife of the Newton Wallo, 6th Earl of Portsmouth], Dated June 14, to attend dinner Saturday July 7 to meet a small party. Likely 1894.
  • Portsmouth (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter from Beatrice Portsmouth [wife of the Newton Wallo, 6th Earl of Portsmouth], Dated March 2, to attend dinner at 2, Abbey Garden. This letter was hand delivered.
  • Portsmouth, Beatrice (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895-05-22)
    Letter from Beatrice Portsmouth, May 22, [1895]. Letter from Beatrice Portsmouth [wife of the Newton Wallo, 6th Earl of Portsmouth] to attend an private organ concert by Dr. Bridge.
  • Connemara, Lord, 1827-1902 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1898)
    Letter from [Lord] Connemara [Robert Bourke], dated Dec.? 27, thanking him for his prompt attention to his request
  • Connemara, Lord, 1827-1902 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1898-11-24)
    Letter from [Lord] Connemara [Robert Bourke] dated Nov. 27, [1897]. Concerning the missing of a reception due to his wife being ill [Lady Gertrude Connemara].
  • Connemara, Lord, 1827-1902 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1897-11-27)
    Letter from [Lord] Connemara [Robert Bourke] dated Nov. 27, [1897]. Concerning the missing of a reception due to his wife being ill [Lady Gertrude Connemara].
  • Connemara, Lord, 1827-1902 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1897)
    Letter from [Lord] Connemara [Robert Bourke], dated May 23, [no year]. Inviting Arnold to dinner with Indian friends
  • Ridley, Mary Georgiana (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1897-07-20)
    Letter from Mary Georgiana Ridley [wife of Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley], dated July 20, 1897 thanking him for an annotated document he sent her
  • Bowen, George, Sir (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895-07-03)
    Letter from [Sir] George Bowen, dated July 3, 1895 inviting Arnold to lunch to discuss The Light of Asia with guests
  • Selwin-Ibbetson, Henry John, 1826-1902 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1893-04-05)
    Letter from [1st Baron] Rookwood [Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson]
  • Bradford, Edward, Sir (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1894-08-15)
    Letter from [Sir], Edward Bradford, dated 15 August 1894, regarding a meeting with William Fitzgerald.
  • Chetwynd, George, Sir (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1894-06-11)
    Letter from [Sir] George Chetwynd, dated June 11, 1894 inviting him to dinner to meet Lord and Lady Warwick “who are anxious” to hear about "The Life of Asia."
  • Browne, James Crichton (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1893-12)
    Letter from James Crichton Browne, dated December 1893, inviting Arnold to speak at the Royal Institute in February.
  • Lawley, W. (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1893-08-17)
    Letter from W. Lawley?. On stationary printed with: Telegraph Station Beaconsfield/Railway Station/Wooburn Green/Hall Barn, Beaconsfield, Bucks [Envelope matching stationary from L. Northbrook [Thomas George Baring] dated ...

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