To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, an exhibition of stunning photographs from his lifetime of travels is now on display in our Pavilion.
One of the world’s first travel writers and the original Travel Editor of the Observer, Newby set sail aged just 18 from Belfast in 1938 on board the Moshulu for one of the last grain races to Australia. Author of numerous titles including The Last Grain Race, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, and Slowly down the Ganges, Newby’s geographical curiosity has been a great inspiration for generations of travellers and writers.
The Society received the donation of Eric Newby’s archive from his family in 2018, which includes letters, logbooks, notebooks, typescripts, proof copies of books, personal materials and photographs. Items from the Newby collection are accessible to all through the Foyle Reading Room and online.
What the traveller saw is free to view in our Pavilion until Thursday 5 March, and is open Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 5.00pm.
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