Contents include manuscripts, letters and drawings by Charlotte Brontë, Branwell Brontë, Emily Jane Brontë and Anne Brontë. Books owned, and with annotations by, members of the Brontë family including the parents of the Brontë children, Patrick and Maria. Also Brontë associated publications and memorabilia
Bonnell, Henry Houston, 1859-1926, member of the Brontë Society
4.9 linear metres
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Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855, novelist of Haworth
Brontë, Patrick Branwell, 1817-1848, clerk
Brontë, Emily Jane, 1818-1848, authoress of Haworth
Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849, authoress of Haworth
Brontë family of Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire
Haworth, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:
Henry Houston Bonnell was a life member of the Brontë Society and collected Brontë material from the 1890s. During his lifetime this collection was considered one of the most valuable and representative in existence. He expressed a wish to see much of his collection return to Haworth and when he died in 1926 his wife carried this out. She made a further donation of the remains of his collection to the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, in the 1960s.
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