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King, Arthur Henry (1910-2000)



  • Existence: 1910 - 2000

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.

His The abundance of the heart, c1986: t.p. (Arthur Henry King) jkt. (b. in England; studied at Cambridge Univ.; did doctoral work at Lund Univ., Sweden & at Bonn & Marburg univ. in Germany; taught English at the Lund & Stockholm univ.; in 1971 taught English at Brigham Young Univ.; served on the British Council; lives in England; pres., London Temple)

Arm the children, 1998: CIP t.p. (Arthur Henry King; b. 02/20/10)

Scholars Testify website, via WWW, November 4, 2015 (Arthur Henry King; b. 1910 Quaker parents; graduated Cambridge 1931; doctorate Lund, Sweden; taugth English 14 years at Lund and Stockholm; 28 years British Council; twice decorated by Elizabeth II; 1966 joined LDS Church; 1971 joined BYU; presided over London England Temple)

Wikipedia, via WWW, November 4, 2015 (Arthur Henry King; BYU from 1971-1996; b. 20 Feb. 1910 d. 15 Jan. 2000; had international reputation)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Henry King papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8480
Scope and Contents

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, ranges of numbered research notes on index cards, and other personal papers. Dates range from approximately 1900 to 2000.

Dates: approximately 1900-2000

Speak that I may see thee : conversations with Arthur Henry King

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6009
Scope and Contents

Contains twenty-seven (27) 16 mm film rolls of the BYU Motion Picture Film Studio Production.

Dates: 1986

Thomas Kent Hinckley papers on Arthur Henry King, 1992-1995

 Series — Box 6: Series 3; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197225550075], Folder: 1-3
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains information collected by Hinckley on Arthur Henry King.

Dates: 1992-1995

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Collection 2
Archival Object 1
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2
Literature 2
Articles 1
Books 1
College teachers -- Utah -- Provo 1