Showing Their Hands at Cambridge University Library

Dawson Turner, the banker, antiquary, and leading light of autograph collectors in the early nineteenth century, claimed that he had ‘never met with the man who was not gratified to see how Newton wrote, or how Milton and Bacon formed their letters’. Since poetry is the most intense and heightened mode of language, fascination with… Continue reading Showing Their Hands at Cambridge University Library

Writers and their Libraries conference: 15-16 March 2013

The Institute of English Studies (University of London), in collaboration with the University of the Andes, Colombia and the University of Lisbon, is hosting an international conference on “Writers and their Libraries” in Senate House, London on 15 and 16 March 2013.  The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars working on the… Continue reading Writers and their Libraries conference: 15-16 March 2013