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Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Item date: 1872-1908
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £2,890
Item cost: £11,750
Institution: Lincoln Central Library, Tennyson Research Centre
Town/City: Lincoln
County: Lincolnshire

The previously unknown proof with extensive autograph revisions would have been intriguing enough for the Tennyson Research Centre in Lincoln, where there are 200 sets of proofs of Tennyson's poems from his earliest volume through to his last, by far the biggest collection in the world, but it ca

Author: Laurie Lee
Item date: 1977
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £750
Item cost: £750
Institution: Stroud and District (Cowle) Museum Service
Town/City: Stroud
County: Gloucestershire

Laurie Lee is perhaps the most famous of the numerous writers who have made the Stroud Valleys their home over the years.  The public venue of the museum service, the Museum in the Park, Stroud, already displays Laurie’s violin, as well as other personal memorabilia and copies of his most well-kn

Item date: 1604-1677
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £810
Item cost: £3,240
Institution: Shropshire Archives
Town/City: Shrewsbury
County: Shropshire

This collection of over 150 letters and deeds dating from 1604-1777 relates to the Sandford family of Sandford Hall, Shropshire.

Author: Rex Whistler (1905-1944)
Item date: 1905-1944
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £5,000
Item cost: £400,000
Institution: Salisbury Museum

Whistler  was one of the most prolific, diverse and popular artists of the interwar years in England.

Author: Ted Hughes
Item date: 1984
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £938
Item cost: £9,375
Institution: Pembroke College Library, Cambridge University
Town/City: Cambridge
County: Cambridgeshire

The two manuscripts now form the nucleus of a remarkable collection of literary and material objects the College has recently assembled relating to its most famous modern literary son.

Item date: 19th-20th centuries
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £1,270
Item cost: £3,277
Institution: Northumberland Archives Service
Town/City: Morpeth
County: Northumberland

At the heart of Northumberland Archives collections are estate and personal records of landed families.

Author: John Wilson
Item date: 1790s-1806 and undated.
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £3,750
Item cost: £5,200
Institution: National Library of Scotland
Town/City: Edinburgh

John Wilson (1785-1854), the author and journalist, who usually wrote under the pseudonym ‘Christopher North’, was among the pre-eminent Scottish literary figures of his day. He is principally known as one of the founders of the right-wing Blackwood's Magazine and as a poet and literary critic, but was also Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh for over thirty years, an Advocate, orator and sportsman.

The material is of particular importance for the insight it provides into Wilson’s formative years and his relations with his family as well as his literary activities.

Author: George Steill of Trows
Item date: 1690-1715
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £1,250
Item cost: £1,250
Institution: National Library of Scotland
Town/City: Edinburgh

The National Library of Scotland has significant holdings of sources for Scottish military history, but most are the work of the gentry or aristocracy.

Author: Herbert of Bosham
Item date: 1185
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £10,000
Item cost: £39,000
Institution: Lambeth Palace Library
Town/City: London

The most important contemporary account of the life of Archbishop Thomas Becket,  murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in December 1170 and canonised in April 1173, was written by his closest friend, companion and secretary, Herbert of Bosham (c.1120-c.1194).

Item date: 1943-77
Date acquired: 2013
Grant Value: £2,500
Item cost: £4,000
Institution: Kingston University
Town/City: London

The acquisition of this exceptional collection of letters from Iris Murdoch to Sir Leo Pliatzky, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Trade and knighted in 1977, will ensure that important documents illustrating the literary, political and philosophical zeitgeist of mid to late twentieth cent