American Scottish Foundation Events

The American-Scottish Foundation
In Association with

The American Patrons of the National Library
and Galleries of Scotland

Present

Bringing the Bards Home

Thursday October 21st
7 PM via Zoom

A #ScotsinUS conversation on the important Scottish manuscripts which the National Library of Scotland, together with the National Trust for Scotland and the Abbotsford Trust, intend to acquire for the nation.

The fact that the Honresfield Library has not been seen for almost a hundred years suggests that its contents are unimportant. This could not be further from the truth Ė for this is an unrivaled collection of original works by the countryís literary giants. But the manuscripts of Austen, Burns, the BrontŽs, and Scott are at risk of being sold into private hands and rendered inaccessible to the public once more.

The National Library of Scotland, as a member of a nationwide consortium, proposes an alternative scenario, in which the works of Scotlandís most celebrated writers are saved for the nation. The American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland is spearheading the campaign in North America and is calling on all those with a love and passion for Scotland, its culture, and heritage to pledge their support.

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