This Introduction should be read in
conjunction with FB’s article
on writing letters to the press, including in particular
Times of London,
nearly two centuries has been the national platform for citizens’ news
and views, from hearing the first cuckoo in spring to telling
the Prime Minister where he has gone wrong. For another similar
on this website see the letter
from the Boston Globe.
This website includes a chronological
list of FB’s
published and unpublished letters to The Times, starting in 1949.
of a letter
can be accessed by clicking on its title. The published letters
were published on the main letters page of The Times, except
for a few at the end. The letters prefaced ‘BN’ were
published in The Times Business News. Those prefaced ‘D’ were
published in the Debate section of The Times Register. Those
prefaced ‘LR’ were published in the Lives Remembered
section of The Times Register. The published letters are numbered
chronologically, while unpublished letters are marked TLU. The
footnotes give the date of publication of each letter and other
relevant information, with links where appropriate.
letters to the press, both published and unpublished, can be
accessed in a similar way to The Times letters. The numbering
follows a similar pattern.