The Honresfield Library, hidden for almost a century, will be divided up among different institutions for the British public to see
By Chiara Giordano, posted 12/06/2021
A “treasure trove” of rare literary works by the likes of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters has been saved for the British public by the nation’s wealthiest man. The Honresfield Library, hidden for almost a century, was at risk of being broken up and sold on the open market. But the collection will now safely remain permanently in the UK public domain after the Friends of the National Libraries (FNL) raised the £15 million needed to acquire it.