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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 865.4

Robert Browning letters to the Schlesinger family


Letters of the English poet Robert Browning to members of the Schlesinger family.


  • 1872-1889

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Consists of letters to Henry Schlesinger, to his wife, and to Mary Schlesinger Talbot. Chiefly concerns personal matters such as social engagements, friends' concerns, and Browning's health.

Biographical / Historical

Browning was an English poet.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-234. Gift of Commander Roger Talbot, O.B.E., The Oaks, Balcombe, Sussex, England; received: 1963 February 26.

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. Robert Browning letters to the Schlesinger family, 1872-1889: Guide.
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