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Stephen Vincent Benet miscellanea

Stephen Vincent Benet miscellanea

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen Vincent Benet miscellanea
Creator: Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943
Inclusive Dates: after 1900
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (5 items)
Collection Number: ms4166
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), grandson of General Stephen Vincent Benet (1827-1895), was an American writer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

For further information, see the article "Stephen Vincent Benet" at Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five items pertaining to Stephen Vincent Benet: a broadside containing a prayer by Benet, which begins "God of the free," undated; collage containing a photograph of Benet, undated; letter to Benet from Brandt & Brandt regarding permission Benet gave to Mrs. Georgia Marshall Cragin to write a musical composition for Benet's poem O Lordy Jesus, dated December 29, 1939; a copy of the completed project (i.e., O Lordy Jesus! sheet music, with words by Stephen Vincent Benet and music by G. Marshall Cragin); and a copy of a speech written by Benet for a November 20th celebration, Council For Democracy – Committee of Correspondence, circa 1940.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stephen Vincent Benet miscellanea, ms 4166, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Sheet music.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, after 1900