Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Arnold mss., 1882-1899, consist of letters written by Sir Edwin Arnold, 1832-1904, author.

Most of the letters are for the years 1898 and 1899 and are written to Francis Henry Bennett Skrine, 1847-1933, who had served in the Bengal civil service. They relate in the main to a memorial, which was presented to the Earl of Balfour, who was first Lord of the Treasury and leader of the House of Commons at that time.

Letters for the years 1882-1895 are addressed to various persons.

Subjects referred to, other than the memorial, are appointments, gifts of books, Arnold's health, etc.

Collection size: 22 items

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