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Branwell Brontë poetry

BC MS 19c Brontë/B4/2
Francis O'Gorman, Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds, introduces the Brontë family manuscripts, part of the original Brotherton Collection.
BC MS 19c Brontë/F1
Maria Brontë manuscript.
BC MS 19c Brontë/C2
Description of Charlotte Bronte material in Bronte Family Manuscripts.
BC MS 19c Brontë/C3/a
Description of letters from Charlotte Brontë & Elizabeth Gaskell describing each other.
A B Nicholls letters to Ellen Nussey
Description of A B Nicholls letter to Ellen Nussey following Charlotte Brontë's death.
BC MS 19c Brontë/B13
Description of Branwell Bronte manuscripts in the Brotherton Collection, part 1
BC MS 19c Brontë/B1/2
Introduction to Branwell Bronte's early manuscripts.
BC MS 19c Brontë/B4/2
Description of Branwell Brontë artwork in Brontë family manuscripts collection
BC MS 19c Brontë/B4/10
Description of Branwell Bronte's sketch '‘Our Lady of Grief’.
BC MS 19c Brontë/C14
Ellen Nussey's description of Emily Brontë.

The major collection of Branwell Brontë's drawings, letters, and poems completes the Brontë material at Leeds.

His polished translations of Horace's Odes, were once in the possession of the Georgian poet and dramatist John Drinkwater (1882-1937).

A brief extract suggests their fluency, and Branwell's debt as a translator to 18th century precedents:

The Merchant, when 'at home at ease'
May shudder at tempestuous seas,
And, scarce escaped from oceans war,
May praise the pleasures of the shore,
Yet shuddering too at poverty,
Again he seeks that very sea.

Image © University of Leeds