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Revd. Arthur Bell Nicholls

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.
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BC MS 19c Brontë/F1
Maria Brontë manuscript.
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BC MS 19c Brontë/C2
Description of Charlotte Bronte material in Bronte Family Manuscripts.
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BC MS 19c Brontë/C3/a
Description of letters from Charlotte Brontë & Elizabeth Gaskell describing each other.
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A B Nicholls letters to Ellen Nussey
Description of A B Nicholls letter to Ellen Nussey following Charlotte Brontë's death.
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BC MS 19c Brontë/B13
Description of Branwell Bronte manuscripts in the Brotherton Collection, part 1
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BC MS 19c Brontë/B1/2
Introduction to Branwell Bronte's early manuscripts.
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BC MS 19c Brontë/B4/2
Description of Branwell Brontë artwork in Brontë family manuscripts collection
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BC MS 19c Brontë/B4/10
Description of Branwell Bronte's sketch '‘Our Lady of Grief’.
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BC MS 19c Brontë/C14
Ellen Nussey's description of Emily Brontë.
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A final substantial collection of letters from Charlotte's husband, the Revd AB Nicholls, rounds off the biographical material (Nicholls' hand-copied collection of his wife's poems is included too).

Charlotte's final illness, now seemingly associated with pregnancy, is recounted by Nicholls to Ellen Nussey in a remarkably reserved manner.

Nicholls retains his formal composure throughout even when commemorating his just departed wife: she was 'as good as she was gifted'.

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