Two common-place books of Ellen Caroline Warter, and around the Brontes
Scope and Contents
Well over 300 of the pages of the commonplace books, including the whole of the larger one, are devoted to the Brontes, beginning with extended transcripts from J. H. Turner's Haworth past and present (1879) and related newspaper articles on the destruction of Haworth church. There follow contemporary and later reviews and criticisms of the poems and novels, all probably from published sources - Mrs. Gaskell, Thackeray and Wemyss Reid - the most recent taken from Skelton's Essays on Shirley (1883). many are unattributed and many remain to be identified. The remaining transcripts are from the works themselves, prose and verse, by all three sisters and principally Charlotte.
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Two commonplace books largely devoted to the lives of the Brontes, c. 1885