The Richard Jefferies Society
The Richard Jefferies Society is a literary group, championing the works and life of Jefferies. The society was established in 1950 and has members in all parts of the world. It is a registered charity (no. 1042838) managed by an Executive Council of volunteers.

The Objects of the Society are:
  • To promote interest in, and respect for the life and works of Richard Jefferies.
  • To hold meetings of its members and others, at which lectures may be given bearing on the life, work and times of Richard Jefferies.
  • To maintain a collection of and help make available to members copies of the works of Richard Jefferies and associated literature.
  • To monitor and protect as far as possible the buildings and countryside associated with Richard Jefferies.
  • To provide members with news and information about Richard Jefferies by means of a newsletter and journal.

Newsletters, with information about the writer, current events, publications and services are circulated to members twice a year along with an annual report. In addition they receive a summer and winter copy of the Society's Journal containing hitherto unpublished writing by Jefferies, new articles, research and book reviews. There are meetings for readings and discussions, as well as visits to places associated with the writer.  The Society has a special concern for such places as the writer's birthplace at Coate (which is now maintained as a museum), Coate Water, Liddington Hill, and the memorial stone on Burderop Down, all in Wiltshire. Other places of pilgrimage are at Surbiton, Sydenham and Eltham near London, and at Brighton, Crowborough and at his final home at Goring by Sea, Sussex where he died on 16 August 1887 at the age of 38.  Richard Jefferies' grave is in Broadwater cemetery at Worthing.

For further information contact the Honorary Secretary at or write to: The Old Mill, Mill Drive, Foulsham, Norfolk NR20 5RB.