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The letters of Branwell Brontë

Branwell Bronte letter fragment
Explore the Brotherton Collection of letters written by Branwell Brontë.
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Branwell Bronte - Myself crop
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Page 3, Branwell Brontë, Letter addressed from 'Haworth, Bradford, Yorks'; with pen and ink sketch entitled 'Our Lady of Grief'
Short biographies of Branwell Bronte's correspondents. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Branwell Bronte – Alas! Poor Caunt!
Short biography of Branwell's life over the period of Letters from 1842-1848. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Pen and Ink Sketch by Branwell
Description of Branwell's Artwork in his letters from 1842-1848. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Branwell Bronte - Paradise and Purgatory drawing
Description of Branwell's Artwork in his letters from 1842-1848. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Page 2, Branwell Brontë, letter to Joseph Bentley Leyland
Description of Branwell's Artwork in his letters from 1842-1848. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Portrait of Joseph Bentley Leyland
Description of Branwell's Artwork in his letters from 1842-1848. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Branwell Bronte - John Brown letter
Description of Branwell's Artwork in his letters from 1842-1848. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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Letter accompanied by a pen and ink sketch of a grave stone inscribed with the word 'Resurgam'; addressed from 'Haworth nr Bradford'.
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Letter addressed from 'Haworth nr Bradford'; letter bearing broken seal, Bradford and Halifax post marks and penny postage stamp
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Letter addressed from 'Haworth, Bradford, Yorks'; letter bearing remains of seal, Bradford and Halifax post marks and penny postage stamp
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'Northangerland' pen and ink sketch
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Letter signed 'Northangerland'.
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Bibiography and relevant literature for the Bronte and Leyland Manuscripts. Part of the Brontë collection at the University of Leeds Special Collections.
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This resource provides searchable transcriptions of 24 letters of Branwell Brontë (1817-1848) kept in Special Collections at the University of Leeds Library.

Patrick Branwell Brontë was the brother of the Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne.

In stark contrast to his sisters, Branwell has been associated with alcoholism, debt and an alleged affair with a married woman.

Much of the evidence of his infamous life comes from these letters written by Branwell himself, as well as from other correspondence by him and members of his family.

Transcriptions were made by volunteers working on a crowd-sourced project in 2015.

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