William Blake Collection Moves Home
A collection of over 700 books and other material on William Blake has recently been moved to the new purpose-built City of Westminster Archives Centre. The collection is known as the Preston Blake Library and is on view to the public. It was given to the City of Westminster in 1967 by the collector Kerrison Preston, and was originally housed at Westminster Reference Library. An official relaunch of the collection by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, with a lecture from Blake biographer Peter Ackroyd, is planned for June 1996. For further information on the collection, contact John Sargeant, City of Westminster Archives Centre at 0171 798 2180.