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#1 Letter addressed from 'Haworth, Bradford, Yorks'; letter bearing broken seal; illustrated with a pen and ink sketch of a cross bearing the word 'Pobre'
#2 Letter addressed from 'Haworth, Bradford, Yorks'; letter bearing broken seal; illustrated with a pen and ink sketch of a cross bearing the word 'Pobre'
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Letter from Branwell Brontë to Joseph Bentley Leyland, c.1847 (BC MS 19c Brontë/02/01/15)

Haworth,
Bradford,
Yorks,

My Dear Sir,

I only enclose the
accompanying fragment, which is so soiled
that I would have transcribed it if I had
the heart to exert myself, in order to get
from you as to whether, when finished, it would
be worth sending to some respectable period
icallike Blackwood's Magazine.

I trust you got safely home from rough
Howarth and am,

Dear Sir,

Yours most sincerely,

P.B.Bronte

Figure 1. POBRE!

The best Epitaph ever written; It is [...] carved on a rude cross, in Spain,
over a murdered traveller; and simply means " Poor Fellow ! "

Note: The letter is addressed:

J.B.Leyland Esqre .

Sculptor.

Halifax.