The latest issue of The Beckford Journal, Volume 28 (2022) has recently been distributed to members.
It has articles on ‘The Fonthill Sale of 1822’ by Robert J. Gemmett, and ‘Beckford’s Collection of Engraved Gems’ by Thomas Heneage.
Antony Griffiths writes on ‘Some Ceramics in Beckford’s Collection’, and Susan Bennett contributes ‘Two Degrees of Separation: William Beckford and the Society of Arts’.
There are also articles by Jon Millington on ‘Who Wrote Storer’s Description of Fonthill Abbey (1812)?’, and Amy Frost on ‘Uncovering the Grotto Tunnel at Beckford’s Tower’.
The volume contains tributes to Gerlof Janzen and Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Vice-Presidents of the Beckford Society who sadly died in 2022.