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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KAL/A4
ARNOLD, Sir Edwin (1832-1904)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Arnold, Sir, Edwin, knight, 1832-1904, journalist and author

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1832 in Gravesend; educated at King's School, Rochester and at King's College London where he was a student of the General Literature and Science course,1850; University College, Oxford, 1851-1854; BA, 1854; MA, 1856; Scholar and Newdigate Prizeman, 1852; wrote Poems, narrative and lyrical (Francis Macpherson, Oxford, 1853); Second English Master at King Edward's School, Birmingham, 1854-1856; Principal of Government Deccan College, Poona, Bombay, 1856-1861; studied Eastern and Oriental languages and at this time was author of a number of translations and histories including The Marquis of Dalhousie's administration of British India 2 vols (Saunders, Otley and Co., London, 1862); returned to England, 1861 and became leader-writer on The Daily Telegraph and chief editor, 1873; made CSI, 1877; his Eastern education inspired his popular epic poem, The light of Asia (Trübner and Co., London, 1879), which achieved notoriety in England and America; made KICE, 1888; became Travelling commissioner for the Telegraph , 1888, visited Japan and the Pacific coast, 1889, resulting in a series of publications including Wandering words (Longmans and Co., London, 1894), and East and West (Longmans and Co, London, 1896); visited America on a reading tour, 1891; died 1904.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from the library of King's College London.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript volume of notes, 1850, containing notes made by Sir Edwin Arnold whilst studying at King's College London including comprising a summary and analysis compiled from notes of Drakenborch, Gronovius, Lipsius, Hermannus and some others of Titus Livy's History of Rome from its foundation , Books XXII and XXIII; word list of the derivation and meaning of words in Homer's Iliad, , books XII, XII and XIV and word list of the derivation and meaning of words in Aeschylus' Eumenides.

System of arrangement

1 volume.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English, Greek and Latin

Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Correspondence and literary papers, held at the Pierpoint Morgan Library, New York, USA (ref: Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988); love songs, held at the McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal (ref: Union list of MSS in Canadian repositories, 1975); correspondence, 1870-1903, held at Duke University, William R Perkins Library, USA (ref: NUC MS 71-50); notebook, 1848-1881, held at Oxford University, University College (ref: UC:P43); correspondence with Blackwoods and literary MSS, 1855-1886, held at the National Library of Scotland, Department of Manuscripts, (ref: MSS 4108-4761 passim); correspondence with Lord Carnarvon, 1875-1884, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections (ref: Add MS 60778); letters to William Ewart Gladstone, 1862-1897, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections (ref: Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988 Add MSS 44399-785 passim); correspondence with Lord Kimberley, 1881-1893, held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, (ref: MSS Eng a 2013-14, b 2047-49, c 3933-4514, d 2439-92, e 2790-97); letters to Sir Austen Layard, 1862-1879, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections, (ref: Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988 Add MSS 38988-39115); letters to Sir Monier Monier-Williams, 1887-1889, held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University (ref: MS Eng c 6425 passim); letters to Frederic William Henry Myers, held at Cambridge University, Trinity College Library (ref: Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988); letters and literary manuscripts, 1861-1900, held at Huntingdon Library, California, USA (ref: Guide to literary MSS, 1979); poems, c.1894-1896, held at the National Library of Scotland, Department of Manuscripts, (ref: MSS 9588-90).

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

March 2000

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  • Ancient history
  • Antiquity
  • European history
  • Greek history
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • National history
  • Political history
  • Roman history

Personal names

  • Arnold, Sir, Edwin, 1832-1904, Knight, Journalist and Author

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives


  • Rome, Italy

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