23 October to 21 November 2017
I have been awarded a fellowship by the Harry Ransom Center, which is based at
the University of Austin in Texas, to study their archive of material related to Emery Walker. As a result of my work with Emery Walker House, I had been trying to locate
as much as I could of his surviving correspondence, and discovered that the bulk of it had been sold to the HRC in the 1970s and 1980s.
My contact there, Elizabeth Garver, who had been very helpful when I was researching Frederic Warde, drew my attention to the fellowship programme and suggested I apply. Some of Walker’s diaries, and many related papers, are there too, so it should be an interesting research trip, and to somewhere I’ve never been to before.