An online edition of Henry Venn Lansdown's Recollections of William Beckford (1893) is found if you click here; this work is the first biographical work published by Beckfordiana. [N.B. this page is large and is best experienced on a fast connection to the internet.] This work contains, amongst other things, lengthy passages on Beckford's home and of Lansdown Tower.

An obituary from the Bath and Cheltenham Gazette, May 8, 1844, is found if you click here.

An early photograph of Lansdown Tower has surfaced, tipped into an 1850 London edition of Vathek. The photograph can be seen here (184 kb).