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Letter 1: Letter from Branwell Brontë to Joseph Bentley Leyland, 15 May 1842 (BC MS 19c Brontë/02/01/01)

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Haworth nr Bradford
May 15th
1842.
Resurgam

Dear Sir,

I have received great pleasure from the
examination of the three Drawings which you put
in to the hands of Mr J. Brown, and it appears
to me that the Design at £40. No. 2. has
received the greatest approbation from the Committee
appointed to carry into effect the erection of a
monument to the late Mr Andrews

If you could come over to Haworth on
the Afternoon of Friday May 20th ; during
the evening of which day the Committee will sit,
they will be able to speak more distinctly
to you than I have power to do - and I am sure
my Father would be pleased to see you if you can
make it convenient to visit us before the meeting.

Mr Brown will be thankful for any instruct
-ions you may be pleased to give him, and as he
expects an order for two more monuments - of course
through your hands - he will be thankful for some

information respecting the best method of colouring
letters Sunk in marble tablets.

Excuse the extreme illegibility of this scrawl
as I am scarcely hoping recovering from severe in-
disposition, and, with a hope to see you on Frid-
-ay,

Believe me,

Dear Sir,

yours most respectfully,

P.B. Bronte

P.S.

I should feel obliged by knowing per return
of post whether it will be in your power to come
over on the day mentioned above, or not.

[A sketch of a tombstone with the word RESURGAM on it. The initials P.B.B. are in the foreground. ]

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