Arthur Henry King papers

Arthur Henry King papers

Dates: approximately 1900-2000

Contains the personal and professional papers from Arthur Henry King. Includes papers on Shakespeare, linguistics, King's papers as a professor, his work with the British Council, diaries, written works, papers on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other personal papers. Dates range from approximately 1900 to 2000.

  • Extent: 119 cartons (119 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: King, Arthur Henry
  • Call Number: MSS 8480
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Arthur Henry King papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8480; Arthur Henry King papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8480, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Camille Williams and Fred Pinnegar, former students and employees of Arthur Henry King inherited King's papers. King's papers were then formally donated to Special Collections on March 4, 2008. Installments of the King papers were received in 1984, 1987, and 1996.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Camille Williams and Fred Pinnegar; March 4, 2008.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature; King, Arthur Henry
Genre / Form
Notes; Articles; Books; Poetry
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear
Processing Information
Processed; Erin Owens; November 5, 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
King (Arthur Henry) papers
Finding Aid Author
Erin Owens
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-26 18:38:52 -0700.
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Biographical History

Arthur Henry King (1910-2000) was an English professor in Utah.

Arthur Henry King was born on February 20, 1910 to Quaker parents. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1931. He then went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Lund, in Sweden. He taught English and English literature for fourteen years at the universities in Lund and Stockholm.

For twenty-eight years, he served on the British Council, which supervises overseas educational and cultural affairs for the British government. He was twice decorated by Queen Elizabeth II for this work.

In 1966, he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and, in 1971, he joined the faculty of Brigham Young University. He taught there from 1971 until 1996. Following his retirement from BYU, he presided over the London England Temple of the Church. King had an international reputation as a poet, author and lecturer. He died on January 15, 2000.

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