Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an authority on agriculture and rural life. Best known for his nature writing, he was also an essayist, novelist and was regarded as a mystic for his views. 

The Richard Jefferies Society (Registered Charity No 1042838) was founded in 1950 to promote appreciation and study of his writing. 

Richard Jefferies Society publications include an annual Journal, spring and autumn newsletters, and an annual report along with leaflets and books by and about the author.  Andrew Rossabi (the Society's President) is writing the definitive biography of Richard Jefferies.  Volume I is an in-depth study of Jefferies' early years (published 2017).  Volume II covers the years of struggle from 1867-76 (published 8 July 2020). Volume III and IV will complete the years of maturity 1876-1887 (publication date to be announced). 

The Richard Jefferies Museum Trust launched Wild Life on 6 November 2021. This beautifully illustrated book is a superb introduction to Richard Jefferies' life and writings and much recommended. Copies can be purchased from the Trust and will make a splendid Christmas present. More information here.