Overview

Royal Literary Fund


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A benevolent society to aid authors and their dependants in distress, founded in 1790 as the Literary Fund Society at the instigation of the Revd David Williams, a Dissenting minister. In 1818 it was granted a Royal Charter, and was permitted to add ‘Royal’ to its title in 1845. The Fund receives no government subsidy and depends on gifts, subscriptions, and legacies.

Subjects: Bibliography.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.