Corrections & Clarifications

Finding Blake draws on a wide range of sources — including the not-always-reliable web! Fortunately, we also have a growing audience of Blake scholars, creatives and afficionados, who can point out the errors or ambiguities we might import or even create for ourselves. Here, we will list the main Finding Blake corrections and clarifications as we become aware of them.

  • On 1st May, Finding Blake’s official launch day, one observant reader emailed: “Nice site. There is an erratum at the very beginning. Blake was not 20 years old when he wrote the letter to John Trusler. It was 1799 and he was 41.” We’ve corrected this on our homepage and in the reference to a piece on A letter from the young William Blake in defence of imagination in the Blakean Articles page in our section, A Blakean Archive. 
  • Just ahead of launch day, on 30th April, @BlakeArchive tweeted: “A lovely website and project! Might we ask that you update your description of the Blake Archive? The Archive does contain current and back issues of @BlakeQuarterly, but also — and primarily — many digital editions of Blake’s original works. Homepage at” We’re happy to clarify this with an updated entry in our More Resources section.


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