The Henty Society published the first of its ongoing series of Bulletins in September 1977 declaring the Society’s aims and objects including the gathering and publishing of biographical and bibliographical material, sharing research findings and promoting views and thoughts on G A Henty, his life and work.
For the first twenty five years four issues of the Bulletin appeared every year and since then, by employing new publishing techniques, there has been a constant improvement in quality. After a trial period when Bulletins were published every six months the Society has decided to issue three Bulletins each year. Members contribute most of the articles; letters and learned contributions are also submitted by non members. Articles range from biographical features and collecting to articles about writers of the same period or genre. Back numbers of Bulletins and other publications may be purchased by members from the Honorary Secretary.
Greetings cards and postcards printed depicting Henty’s books remain on sale. Several other publications have appeared over the years, including Henty Verse, Hugh Pruen’s Henty Companion, David Sandler’s pocket reference booklet, Harland Eastman’s monograph on the Scribner & Welford first editions, and collections of Henty’s hard to find short stories. In recent years some hitherto unpublished short stories have been issued by the Society entitled ‘Six Dusty Diamonds’. Literary Supplement No 16 was published in December 2012 comprising six hitherto unknown essays from 1884 issues of 'Boys and Girls Companion' as a tribute to the late Peter Newbolt, author of the Bibliography.