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