Fonds BEN - Benson family papers

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Benson family papers


  • 1731-1953 (Creation)

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25 items

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Biographical history

George Benson was born in 1856. On 24 August 1889 he married Annie Denton. Benson worked in York as an architect, and was heavily involved in the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAS). He published a number of works on historic buildings in York.

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Scope and content

This collection currently comprises one volume of drawings, primarily created by Edwin Ridsdale Tate. Also includes family papers regarding George Benson, such as genealogical information, passports and family pedigrees.


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Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

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Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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  • English

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    Y942.741, 2015

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