Scroll down this page to download catalogues of the manuscripts and printed books in the Blavatnik Honresfield Library here.
FNL will donate all of the manuscripts and printed books to relevant institutions across the country, ensuring that as many people as possible can enjoy this treasure trove of English and Scottish literature. At the end of the exercise, FNL will retain nothing and will have given every manuscript and printed book to recipient libraries.
The consortium members will receive manuscripts (some as outright gifts and some via joint ownership with another library within the group) and annotated or associated copies of printed books by the following authors:
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë
The British Library, London and Yorkshire
The Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
The Bodleian Library, Oxford
Jane Austen’s House, Chawton
Sir Walter Scott
The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Abbotsford: The Home of Walter Scott, Melrose, Scotland.
The National Library of Scotland
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway (National Trust for Scotland)
The c.1,400 printed books will be donated not only to the consortium members but also to a large number of institutions across the UK, spreading the benefit of the Blavatnik Honresfield Library still further.
We are grateful to Sotheby's for preparing these detailed catalogues.
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