News

The 2021 ALS weekend in Highgate in October has been replaced by a Zoom one-day event on Saturday 2 October. Download the booking form here. The programme is in the September newsletter. Please book now – don’t miss the deadline!

The 2022 AGM weekend will be in Hull with the Larkin Society:  20 – 21 May.

Ford Madox Ford letters. The Society is producing a new Ford OUP edition of collected letters (in 6 volumes). In order to get it as complete as possible, they are hunting down Ford letters, both outgoing and incoming. The majority of data is coming from the major collections, e.g. Cornell, but they need to look wider. If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of other FMF correspondence, could you please contact either Prof Sara Haslam or Prof Max Saunders.
Honresfield Library appeal. The Friends of the National Library is spearheading a campaign to purchase the Honresfield Library, a private collection of paramount literary importance, for the nation. Sotheby’s and the current owners have agreed to delay the auction in the hope that the purchase price of £15 million can be raised. Some of the outstanding items in this collection are: Scott’s working manuscrit of Rob Roy, Burns’ poems and letters, seven of Charlotte Bronte’s ‘little books’, Emily Bronte’s holograph notebook of 31 poems, and letters from Jane Austen to her sister, Cassandra. For the full FNL press release, please visit www.fnl.org.uk/honresfield.The preservation of this collection should be of first importance to any lover of literature. Please consider making a donation via the Big Give Save Honresfield page and pass the word on.

Marty Ross, ALS Chair