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Hardy’s Correspondents Launch and Reception

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Hardy’s Correspondents Launch and Reception Digital Humanities Lab, 6th November, 5pm-7pm

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Launch of 100 Letters to Thomas Hardy! This is a collaborative project between Dorset Museum and the University of Exeter. It forms part of the Hardy’s Correspondents Project which aims to make available for the first time over 5000 letters housed at Dorset Museum. Hardy received letters from all round the world, including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Syria, Tasmania and the USA, from writers (including Grant Allen, J.M. Barrie, Browning, Havelock Ellis, George Egerton, Florence Henniker, Gissing, Kipling, T.E. Lawrence, Amy Levy, Meredith, Charlotte Mew, Ezra Pound, Siegfried Sassoon, Swinburne, Wells, Woolf), artists and illustrators (including Augustus John, George Du Maurier, Helen Paterson), musicians (including Elgar and Holst) and actors, as well as charitable and political organisations, friends and fans. The launch celebrates the public release of 100 of these letters in a new online resource.

Speakers include Dr Jon Murden, Director of Dorset Museum, Professor Angelique Richardson and Dr Helen Angear, and Exeter’s Digital Humanities Lab. There will be readings by Paul McGann.

Image: Thomas Hardy with members of the cast of the Garrick Theatre’s production of Tess of the d’Urbervilles; December 6, 1926 Photograph by Central News Ltd © National Portrait Gallery, London

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