Diary of Joseph Benwell Clark

Joseph Benwell Clark self portrait 1889

Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.  The photograph may also be viewed at the Art.uk website.

Joseph Benwell Clark (1857 – 13 February 1938) was an English painter, etcher, engraver in mezzotint and drypoint, and book illustrator.

Born at Cerne Abbas, Dorset, Clark was a son of William Henry Clark, linen draper, and his wife Christian Ann Benwell Ellisdon, and was baptized into the Church of England on 24 July 1857.[2] His parents had married at Haggerston, East London, in 1846, and both his grandfathers were drapers.[3] His middle name, Benwell, came from his maternal grandmother, who was Sarah Lovelock Benwell before marrying William Ellisdon.

Source: Wikipedia

Born in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, Clark was a son of William Henry Clark, linen draper, and his wife Christian Ann Benwell Ellisdon, and was baptised into the Church of England on 24 July 1857.  His parents had married at Haggerston, East London, in 1846, and both his grandfathers were drapers.  His middle name, Benwell, came from his maternal grandmother, Sarah Lovelock Benwell, who married William Ellisdon.  Source: Wikipedia

 

What follows is a transcript of his diaries 1920 to 1929

 

The Diary of Joseph Benwell Clark