THE RICHARD JEFFERIES SOCIETY JOURNAL


The principal aim of The Richard Jefferies Society Journal is to present material by Jefferies that has not been published or reprinted, or that is difficult to obtain, together with articles about Jefferies (commissioned or submitted), items of research and discovery, synopses of talks and lectures, book reviews, information relating to places where Jefferies lived, and correspondence.

The contents are listed below along with links to download the text in pdf format.

Please note that copyright rules apply.  

Alone in London… by Richard Jefferies
T.T.T. by Richard Jefferies
Greater Gardens by Richard Jefferies
Lawn Preserves by Richard Jefferies
Edward Thomas on the Country of Richard Jefferies by Andrew Rossabi
Letter to W H Hudson by Edward Thomas
Mouching Through Jefferies by Brian Rich
Richard Jefferies and the Plesiosaur by Phyllis Treitel
A Collector’s List of Jefferies Titles

Reporting; Editing & Authorship (Part) by Richard Jefferies
English Socialists by Richard Jefferies
The Future of Farming; letter to Times of 15 October 1873 by Richard Jefferies
Jefferies’ Reading by W J Keith
A Tribute to Bill Keith by Andrew Rossabi
The Other Side: Visions of America by Phyllis Treitel
Book Reviews: 1) Richard Jefferies. A Bibliographical Study. 2 ) Hodge & His Masters: a new edition

Reporting; Editing & Authorship (Part) by Richard Jefferies
Chapters on Churches I by Richard Jefferies
The Nude in London by Richard Jefferies
Mound Restorers by Richard Jefferies
The Bevis Country by Mark Daniel
Book Reviews: 1) The Marlborough Downs. 2) Life of Henry David Thoreau

Chapters on Churches II by Richard Jefferies
January Notes by Richard Jefferies
The Midnight Skate by Richard Jefferies
The Fiction of Richard Jefferies by Edward Thomas
On ‘The Scarlet Shawl’ by Andrew Rossabi
‘The Forward Life of Richard Jefferies’: A Personal Response by W J Keith

A Book Review – ‘Sport & Nature in Scotland’ by Richard Jefferies
Charles Jefferies by Nancie D Jefferies Cator
An Uncomfortable Antiquary: Richard Jefferies and Victorian Local History by John Chandler
History and Tradition in Richard Jefferies’ ‘Three Centuries at Home’ by J B Smith
Jefferies and Cassell’s Family Magazine by W J Keith
Book Review: Nearly out of Heart and Hope.
Cyril Wright 1909-1995
Index – Numbers 1-5

Chapters on Churches by Richard Jefferies
The Dragon at Ashdown by Richard Jefferies
Sun-spots by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies at Tolworth by Peter K Robins
Voyage to the Unknown Island: an exploration of Richard Jefferies’ Bevis by Jonathan Calder

The Gamekeeper’s Larder by John Watson – (Not included. Once thought to be by RJ but proved otherwise by Rebecca Welshman 2/12/2010.)
The Coming Voter by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies ‘The Coming Voter’ by Diana Morrow
Richard Jefferies, Bevis and Children’s Literature by Peter Hunt

Jack Brass, Emperor of England by Richard Jefferies
Thoughts on the Labour Question by Richard Jefferies
‘Thoughts on the Labour Question’: An Alternative View by Diana Morrow
Book Review: Writers in a Landscape.

Richard Jefferies: A Personal Discovery by Jeremy Hooker
Richard Jefferies in Germany by Peter Eyink
Introduction to the German edition of ‘The Story of My Heart’ by Ellen Key
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Andrew Rossabi
Book Review: Wessex-Peter Tolhurst

Chapters on Churches III by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies and Birds by W J Keith
The Art and Craft of Richard Jefferies by John Savage
Book Review: The English Path
Index numbers 6-10

In Summer Fields by John Watson – (Not included. Once thought to be by RJ but proved otherwise by Rebecca Welshman 2/12/2010.)
The Dewy Morn: Jefferies, Being and History by Roger Ebbatson
Richard Jefferies and Thomas Hardy: Parallel Lives? by Carolyn Clarke
Was ‘Dad’ Uzzell ever at Hodson Cottage? by Ken Watts
Book Review: At Home on the Earth
The Man of the Future by Richard Jefferies
A Fragment of Manuscript by Richard Jefferies
Could Richard Jefferies have been an Artist instead of a Writer?  by Andrew Rossabi
Time and Eternity in Jefferies’ Thought by Simon Coleman

Selections from Richard Jefferies’ 1876 Notebook by John Pearson
Margaret Thomas, Sculptor of the Bust of Richard Jefferies in Salisbury Cathedral by Kedrun Laurie
Kisses of the Sun by Jo-Anne Smith

Selections from Richard Jefferies’ 1876 Notebook by John Pearson
Richard Jefferies’ Writing Criticised and Defended by Eric Jones
Henry Williamson’s Debt to Richard Jefferies by Richard Stewart
Book Review: Henry Williamson: A Bibliography

Selections from Richard Jefferies’ 1876 Notebook by John Pearson
Humanity and Natural History by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies: An Independent Mind by Hugoe Matthews
Literary Landscapes, Richard Jefferies and the Planning Inspector by Mark Daniel
Book Reviews: 1) Landscape, Writing and ‘The Condition of England’, 1878-1917, Ruskin to Modernism and 2) An Imaginary England. Nation, Landscape and Literature, 1840-1920
Index numbers 11-15

The Coming Woman by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies and the Nature Tradition by Brian Morris
‘Nature’ in the Works of Richard Jefferies by Chen Ying

The Labourer and his Hire by Richard Jefferies
The Gamekeeper away from Home by Eric Jones
The Birds in Bevis by Michael Taylor
Richard Jefferies and the Classics by Andrew Rossabi
Book Review – Richard Jefferies and the Ecological Vision

The Peripatetic Philosopher and the Boy Preacher by Richard Jefferies
Who read Richard Jefferies? The evidence of the North fund subscription list by Kedrun Laurie
The Healing Benefits of ‘Meadow Thoughts’ by George Leslie Irons
Bevis’s American snap-shooter by Mark Daniel
Poem ‘From some letters never sent’ by Neil Curry
Book Review of Moment on Earth
Book Review of Richard Jefferies: An Index

The Power of the Farmers by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies: His Mark by Hugoe Matthews
A letter from Alfred Williams to Jonathan Denwood
Small Acorns: An Appreciation of the Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies by Margaret Evans
Jefferies Discoveries by Rebecca Welshman
Book Review The West Country: A Cultural History

Machiavelli: a Study by Richard Jefferies
Jefferies and Astronomy by Rebecca Welshman
What Counts as Regional Writing by Eric Jones
Bibliographical Discoveries by Rebecca Welshman
His First Biographer: a Profile of Sir Walter Besant by Andrew Rossabi
An Exchange of Letters between the Bishop of Salisbury and Walter Besant
Book Review Richard Jefferies: An Anthology

‘Out of the Season’ by Richard Jefferies
Transcript of Christine Billing’s address on the opening of the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate, June 24, 1960
The Jefferies Festival - 1911 by Kate Tryon
‘In Memory of Jefferies: a Pretty Ceremonial in Wiltshire’, The Observer, June 11, 1911
‘Richard Jefferies and Sport: the Pursuit of an Ideal’, Rebecca Welshman
A note from Elizabeth Jefferies to her niece, Sarah Jane Gyde
Book Review - Mapping the Wessex Novel: Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940

‘Kiss and Try: A Tale of St Valentine’ by Richard Jefferies
‘The Machine in the Wheatfield: Steam-Power in the Victorian Countryside’ by Roger Ebbatson
Elizabeth Jefferies’ Letters to Sarah Jane Gyde by John Price
Two letters from Richard Jefferies to Aunt Ellen Harrild
Book Review – a new edition of Jefferies’ Wild Life in a Southern County with an introduction by Richard Mabey

Concerning Coate.  A letter from Richard Jefferies to Oswald Crawfurd
‘Saving Kennicott’s Grove: Successful Conservation at an American Coate’ by Eric Jones
‘Bevis and Arthur Ransome’s Swallowdale’ by Janice M. Lingley
Memorial to Richard Oliver Launcelot Jefferies by Andrew Rossabi
‘From Drought to Storm: meteorological phenomena at the time of Jefferies’ Death’ by Rebecca Welshman
Jefferies’ Centenary by E.J. Rogers
From an Accident by a Runaway Horse (poem) by Mary Jefferies

‘Idea for a new magazine’: a conspectus by Richard Jefferies
‘Phase-shifting’ by Amal El-Mohtar. Winning poem for RJS Poetry Competition 2012.
‘Curator of Ammonites’ – poem by Jill Sharp
‘Stugged’ – poem by Jos Smith
‘Women in the Field’, by Roger Ebbatson
‘Richard Jefferies, the nature writer as innocent Adam’ by Norman Chaney
‘Imagining Archaeology: Nature and Landscape in the Work of Richard Jefferies’ (Part I) by Rebecca Welshman.

Notes about a Tricycle by Richard Jefferies with observations by Rebecca Welshman
Letter about Richard Jefferies’ Father by Isabella Warde
Owners of Jefferies’ Farm by Frances J. Gay
Imagining Archaeology: Nature and Landscape in the Work of Richard Jefferies (Part Two) by Rebecca Welshman
Book Review: The Rise of Maximin by Richard Jefferies by WJ Keith
Index of Numbers 21-25

Beatrice and the Centaur: A Fantasy by Richard Jefferies
Introduction to ‘Beatrice and the Centaur’ by Samuel Looker
The Windhover and Richard Jefferies by Roger Ebbatson
Richard Jefferies and Bird Life by Brian Morris
Sources of Protein for Rural People in Richard Jefferies’ Day by Eric Jones
The price of flour in 1788 – letter to Richard Jefferies’ great grandfather from William Jefferies
Letter to his mother by Richard Jefferies
Jefferies praises Besant by Andrew Rossabi
The Man in the Tumulus by J B Jones
Book review: Roger Ebbatson’s Landscape and Literature 1830-1914

Suez-Cide!! by Richard Jefferies
Introduction to ‘The Goose-Girl’ by Andrew Rossabi
‘The Goose-Girl. A Tale of the Year 1999’ by Eliza Keary
‘Jefferies’ Land’ and Kipling’s Puck of Pook’s Hill Stories (Part 1) by Janice Lingley
Melancholy Accident at the Coate Reservoir by Andrew Rossabi
Jefferies à la Carte by Peter Robins
Book Review: Eric Jones’ Revealed Biodiversity

A Little Stream by Richard Jefferies
Jefferies’ Convolvulus – pencil sketch by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies’ Broomrape Sketch by John Price
Two letters to Samuel Looker by Phyllis Hargrave
‘Jefferies’ Land’ and Kipling’s Puck of Pook’s Hill Stories (Part 2) by Janice Lingley
The Marabar Echo: Forster and Jefferies by Roger Ebbatson
W. E. Henley on Jefferies by W. E. Henley
Afterword about W. E. Henley by Peter Robins
Richard Jefferies and the Metaphysics of Wild Flowers by Rosamond Richardson

The Monkbourne Mystery by Richard Jefferies
The Grave of the Last Abbot by Richard Jefferies
The Gothic Jefferies by George Miller
William Strang: The Jefferies Portrait by Peter Robins
The Story of The Scarlet Shawl by George Miller
Richard Jefferies: the Sensation Novel, and George Gissing’s New Grub Street by Andrew Rossabi

Choice and Description of Guns by Richard Jefferies
The Shooting Book by George Miller
Broad Church Transcendalism? Remarks on the Lost essays of Richard Jefferies by Simone Kotva
Woman in the Works of Richard Jefferies by Caroline A Foley
Afterword about Caroline A Foley by Peter Robins
Richard Jefferies, Journalist by Barry Sloan
Index to Journals 26-30

Sipping the Season by Richard Jefferies
After London: unfinished masterpiece? by George Miller
Jefferies’ London by Simon Coleman
Richard Jefferies: Nature Near London by Naomi Racz
To Richard Jefferies by Julian Bell
Marsh Birds Pass Over London by Julian Bell
Julian Bell: Bloomsbury Poet by Peter Robins
Review of Jeremy Hooker’s Scattered Light by Richard Stewart
Review of Richard Jefferies’ Ben Tubbs Adventures and The Farmer’s World by Jeremy Hooker

130th Anniversary Edition
On Allotment Gardens by Richard Jefferies
Pasture and Population by Richard Jefferies
The Dawn and Richard Jefferies by Andrew Rossabi
The Later Richard Jefferies Speaks by Samuel J. Looker
The Grey Walls Press by Peter Robins
Helen Thomas’s Letter to Samuel Looker
Edward Thomas: Prose into Poetry by Richard Stewart
Richard Jefferies by Lisle March Phillipps
‘The Great Earth Speaking’: Richard Jefferies and the Transcendentalists by Roger Ebbatson
Richard Jefferies: Liddington Castle by Charles Hamilton Sorley (poem)
John, Alice and ‘Squire’ Brook by George Miller
George Baxter by Jean Saunders
Richard Jefferies and John William North by Steve P. Milton
Richard Jefferies: the Tender Mercies of a Great  Naturalist by Arthur Harvie
Lore, Legend and Literary Allusion in Greene Ferne Farm by Janice M. Lingley
Richard Jefferies by Mary Geoghegan (poem)
Thinking our way to a Greener Future: New Horizons for the Study of Literature and Sustainability by Rebecca Welshman
Richard Jefferies by anonymous (poem)
Sketches from Jefferies’ Notebook VI (wild succory and bryony)
Book Review: Diary of a Stroke by Jeremy Hooker (review by Roger Ebbatson)
Book Review: Middle Ridgeway by E. Jones & P. Dillon (review by Janice M. Lingley)

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