Letter from Branwell Brontë to Joseph Bentley Leyland, 19 August 1845 (BC MS 19c Brontë/02/01/07)
Later annotations in pencil in unknown hand in the top right corner. ‘30’
Later annotations in pencil in unknown hand underneath the address. ‘Aug. 19, 1845’
My dear Sir,
John Brown wishes
to know whether the payment
due for the monument will be
most acceptable this week, as, if
so he can get it from the parties
before Saturday and give it into their
They had not the required sum
in the house or he would have
received it to day.
The Tablet has ⟨fully⟩
who have seen it.
As to my own affairs I only
wish I could see one gleam of
light amid their gloom.