In the fall of 2009, the Viking Society for Northern Research received a huge windfall when Professor Peter Foote died, leaving his library of Viking and medieval-related books to the Society. By his request, the collection will be auctioned to raise funds.
The auction is being held online with bids final bids due by July 31, 2010. A catalog, in PDF format, is available to download from the website.
All funds will be used to endow the Peter Foote Memorial Fund, which has been established to support postgraduate students in the field of Medieval Scandinavian Studies.