Image: John Ruskin's 'Gothic Book' notebook, 1850. Courtesy of The Ruskin, Lancaster University.

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Title pageSaved! The last Brontë little book

The last Charlotte Brontë miniature manuscript has been saved by FNL
27 Apr 2022

Honresfield Library saved for the nation!

FNL has successfully raised £15 to ensure that the collection will remain permanently in the public domain
17 Dec 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales writes about the Honresfield campaign

FNL's Royal Patron, writing in the Daily Mail, describes FNL's Honresfield Appeal as a 'noble campaign'.
28 Oct 2021

FNL forms consortium to save literary treasure trove for the nation

FNL is leading a bid to save Honresfield Library a treasure trove of literary manuscripts.
17 Jun 2021

Stephen Hawking's archive saved for the nation

Stephen Hawking's archive has been acquired by Cambridge University Library and the contents of his office by the Science Museum.
27 May 2021

FNL Annual Report 2020

In 2020, FNL gave 39 acquisition grants to institutions across the UK, enabling the enhancement of collections even in the face of a pandemic
24 May 2021

FNL facilitates major donation

FNL has facilitated the gift of the Book of Lismore (C15th) from the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement to University College Cork.
30 Mar 2021

The Barrie Cooke Archive

Pembroke College, Cambridge, has acquired the archive of Barrie Cooke, an artist whose closest friends were Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney.
15 Nov 2020

David Almond Archive online

The archive was acquired with FNL support and selected parts are now digitised and freely accessible.
1 Dec 2019

Ludlow Roll on display

Acquired and digitised with FNL support, the Ludlow Roll is now on display until January 2020
4 Nov 2019

Judge’s copy of "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" acquired by University of Bristol

The copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover used by the judge in the landmark obscenity trial of 1960 has been acquired by the University with FNL's help.
30 Oct 2019

FNL members' visit to Winchester College

Read about the fascinating visit by FNL members to Winchester College
22 Oct 2019

Great Easton Missal, c15thC

Acquired (1931) and digitised (2017) thanks to FNL support
22 Sep 2019

2018: a record year!

In 2018 FNL awarded over 50 grants to a total value of just under £300,000 - the highest in any year since FNL was founded in 1931.
20 Jun 2019
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