01/09/2020: It's now 6.27 am, and I am watching the sunrise over the fields as I type this. Jean C. Rowles' bibliography is now uploaded, and yes, it did take an inordinate amount of time. The issue is the balance to be struck with the way the website appears on the various platforms. 30/08/2020: It has been a bit of a slog overcoming the issues when preparing a new website, but now that the layout is OK (although it will change as time moves on), I can do what I prefer, and that is getting the content online. Currently preparing and uploading the Chatterton Bibliography by Jean Rowles A.L.A. An amazing piece of work and well worth the read. Visit the Muniment Room section of the website t
A winning formula presented by a superstar in the Chatterton Firmament. My main thought going into it was that I was unlikely to gain anything specific because I have been living and breathing Chatterton since the 1970s, but I would enjoy it anyway - it is Chatterton after all. But when Nick read the poems out loud, they came to life and it reaffirmed how fabulous they actually are.
I have just added panel C14 to Canynges Coffer, along with images of the remains of the original manuscript letter that Chatterton sent to his sister, 30th May 1770. The remains of the letter was owned by Tom Routledge, one of the founding members of the Thomas Chatterton Society back in 2002. Unfortunately Tom died on May 24th 2011, and is greatly missed by all who knew him (can't believe it's nine years). The letter passed to his wife, Sandra, along with Tom's large collection of Chattertonian books. The book collection has been passed to Simon Fraser University, Canada, but the fragment of the letter is available for sale. Read more about this important fragment in the Canynges Coffer par
The Thomas Chatterton Manuscript Project Website https://www.thomaschatterton.com remains under construction - in fact this is how it will be going forward; under construction and in a state of flux - developing exactly the way a website of this type should. I hope to have the layout complete by the deadline of the 24th August 2020, but most, if not all segments of the website, will be toyed with and changed daily. This throws the website on mobiles into confusion for a short time, while I make the same changes on the mobile version to match the main site. I use Wix to create the website but, I must say, they have a lot to do to make the design process seamless between the PC and mobile ver