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At a Glance
Box 1: Arranged correspondence A-Z; Boxes 2-6: Richard Aldington; Boxes 7-10: Aubrey Beardsley Biography; Boxes 11-16: Baron Corvo Biography; Boxes 17-19: Ronald Firbank Bibliography; Box 20: Ronald Firbank Bibliography Supplement and 2nd Edition; Boxes 21-26: Ronald Firbank Biography; Boxes 27-29: Lord Ronald Gower Biography (unpublished); Boxes 30-31: Miscellaneous Articles; Box 32: Miscellaneous photographs, microfilm, and printed matter.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, microfilm, and printed materials relating to Benkovitz's scholarly activities, including her biographies of Aubrey Beardsley, Ronald Firbank and Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), her bibliography of Firbank, as well as two books of Richard Aldington's correspondence which she edited, and numerous articles. Her correspondence is both personal and professional. The manuscripts are in various stages of completion, and include Benkovitz's many annotations and corrections. For the Aldington and Corvo notes, there are typescript copies of letters with extensive notes by Benkovitz. There are both personal photographs and photographs intended to illustrate her books.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Miriam J. Benkovitz papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Miriam J. Feinberg, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2012-02-28 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Miriam J. Benkovitz, professor of English, Skidmore College, and author. She colleceted books avidly, specializing in turn-of-the-century literature.