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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA Diplock
DIPLOCK, Arthur (fl 1903)
1857, 1903
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Diplock, Arthur, fl 1903, writer on Ben Jonson, poet

Administrative / Biographical history

Diplock was probably a member of the Author's Club of London and pursued an active interest in the life and work of the poet, Ben Jonson, [1903].

Content & structure

Scope and content

The collection comprises correspondence, British Library readers' book application slips, manuscript notes on the life and career of the poet, Ben Jonson, and press cuttings; notably including letters to Arthur Diplock concerning the poetry of Jonson and of William Drummond, 1903; manuscript notes, in particular extracts from Jonson's poems, reference to the work of John Selden, John Donne and Henry Holland, lists of various editions of the works of Jonson, [1903]; British Library book application tickets for books by Jonson, signed by Diplock, 1903; press cuttings on Drummond from Reynolds's miscellany and other journals, [1857].

System of arrangement

Broadly chronological.

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

December 2000

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  • Authors
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Newspaper press
  • Poetry
  • Poets
  • Press
  • Press cuttings
  • Writers

Personal names

  • Diplock, Arthur, fl 1903, Writer on Ben Jonson, Poet
  • Donne, John, 1573-1631, Dean of St Paul's, Poet
  • Drummond, William, 1585-1649, Poet
  • Jonson, Ben, 1572-1637, Dramatist
  • Selden, John, 1584-1654, Jurist, Politician and Antiquary

Corporate names

  • British Library
  • King's College London College Archives

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