The pens in this collection are made using wood that grew at Hardy's cottage or Max gate.
Thomas Hardy, born June 2, 1840 — died January 11, 1928.
Thomas Hardy's Cottage, in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, is a cob and thatch building that is the birthplace of the Thomas Hardy. He was born there in 1840 and lived in the cottage until he was aged 34—during which time he wrote the novels Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874)
Max Gate is the former home of Thomas Hardy and is located on the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset, England. It was designed and built by Thomas Hardy for his own use in 1885 and he lived there until his death in 1928.