The history boy
There is clearly something in the air.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the archive of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes had been acquired by the British Library.
Full of poignant insights into his thought processes and his emotions about his second wife, Sylvia Plath, it is a treasure trove for scholars and those even vaguely interested in writing.
And just a few days ago, the Nobel Laureate, Doris Lessing, made a gift of some 100 letters to the University of East Anglia.
One of them revealed why she turned down the offer to be made a Dame, because of Britain's "non-existent Empire".
Today it has been announced that Alan Bennett is presenting his papers as a gift to the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.
Bennett doesn't have a computer, and re-writes quite a lot; much of the archive is handwritten, which according to him "seems to delight the archivists, but it's always dismayed me and there's so much I'm quite glad to see the back of it".
And characteristically, he is treating the gift as an obligation repaid.
He says: "I say with some pride that I had a state education: school, university.
"None of it cost me or my parents a penny. It's a situation which young people in education today can only dream of and this is wrong".
Now, these three writers are unique and their work is of enormous interest.
But the rest of us - well, we're not blessed with major or even minor literary genius, but I'll bet there is a treasure trove of letters out there. Jottings, attempts at literature, and so on.
So here's my question. What would you bequeath to the nation?