Charles Benson


Charles Benson (1946–2018) was an outstanding bibliographer and scholar of international repute. A leading authority on the 19th- century Irish book trade, he suceeeded the legendary Mary Pollard in the role of Keeper in 1988. His 23-year tenure as Keeper was marked by his vision of the early printed collections in the library as a key resource for scholars, for students, and for the public.