Major Grants for 2002-2003

The Society is pleased to announce that, as a result of the tenth competition for the research grants set up with funds received towards its centenary appeal, the following awards have been made:

  • $1500 from The Bibliographical Society of America as the Fredson Bowers Award to Diane Booton for her work on manuscript production in Late Medieval Brittany
  • £771.60 as The Falconer Madan Prize to Paul Baines for a study of Edmund Curll, Bookseller
  • £2000 to Abhijit Gupta for his Short-title catalogue of books in the Bengali language 1801-1947: the award associated with the name of Barry Bloomfield
  • £500 from the National Trust as The Royal Oak Award to Philip Oldfield for his work on British and Irish armorial bookbindings in properties held by the National Trust.
  • £1100 to Jesse Billet for his work on The Muchelney Breviary Fragment
  • £1500 to John Craig to study Books in parish churches of England and Wales 1538-1640
  • £500 to Michael Goodall for his history of Irish playing card makers and their cards in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • £1255 to Brenda Hosington for her Bibliography of translations produced in Early Moden England (1475-1640)
  • £750 to John Morris for his work on British Armorial Bookbindings held at Parham Court, Sussex: the award associated with the name of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
  • £600 to Eleanor Shevlin to study the role of Harrison and Co in the production of the English novel.
  • £1200 to David Stam for his work on the book culture of polar exploration.