Elizabeth Barrett Browning collection of papers 1764-[1973] bulk (1812-1883).

Collection Data

Description
This is a synthetic collection that consists of manuscripts, a typescript, correspondence from, to, and about the author, diaries, notebooks, financial and legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works.
Names
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1764 - 1973
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Browning, EB
Topics
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861
Genres
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Drawings
Notebooks
Notes
Biographical/historical: Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet and translator. Born on March 6, 1806, Barrett Browning became proficient in Greek, Latin, French, and other European languages. At the age of eleven she wrote a verse "epic" in four books of rhyming couplets, "The Battle of Marathon," which was privately printed in 1820 at her father's expense. She went on to write such works as "An essay on mind," "Sonnets from the Portuguese," and "Aurora Leigh." In September of 1846, she secretly married the poet Robert Browning, and they moved to Italy, eventually settling in Florence, where she remained until her death in 1861.
Physical Description
Extent: 609 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15859245
MSS Unit ID: 19158
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6d23640-24c6-0132-82cc-58d385a7b928
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