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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Eng 871

Charlotte Brontë letters to William Smith Williams


Letters from English novelist Charlotte Brontë to her publisher and friend William Smith Williams.


  • 1847-1851

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Also includes one letter to Patrick Brontë. Letters are bound together in green morocco inscribed: Letters of Charlotte Brontë relative to Thackeray.

Biographical / Historical

Brontë was an English novelist. Williams was Brontë's publisher and friend concerning William Makepeace Thackeray.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-14. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1953 August 10.
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Charlotte Brontë letters to William Smith Williams, 1847-1851: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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