The Chatterton Manuscript Project  

The Gathering has Started

The Mysterious World of Thomas Chatterton

 A brilliant story in one of my favourite paintings, Chatterton, by Henrietta Ward.

One for our Collaborators to write up.

Go on, have a go, read the story in the painting and add it to the

annotations in Dix 1837
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Annotations in Dix 1837.jpg
annotations in Dix 1837.jpg

The above four images are from the first book I bought regarding Chatterton; I guess it was the annotations and portrait that captured my imagination. It's the 1837, first edition, of The Life of Thomas Chatterton, by that infamous rogue, John Dix.  A second edition followed in 1851 but without the 'portrait' of Chatterton.

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The trials and tribulations of trying to make a website work on PC, Tablet, and Mobile; I have added the above regarding the Dix book to balance this page on mobile devices - maybe!