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Emily Bronte


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Emily Bronte : Life of the Emperor Julius (? Gondal story)

Anne Bronte, diary paper for 31 July 1845 'Emily is engeaged [sic] in writing the Emperor Julius's life She has read some of it and I want very much to hear the rest ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Emily Bronte      Manuscript: Unknown


William Smith Williams : letter

Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 22 November 1848: 'I put your most friendly letter [recommending homeopathic treatments] into Emily's hands as soon as I had myself perused it ... after reading your letter she said "Mr Williams' intention was kind and good, but he was under a delusion -- Homeopathy was only another form of Quackery."'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Emily Bronte      Manuscript: Letter


 : articles on railways and railway stock

[Charlotte Bronte to Margaret Wooler, on the Bronte sisters' investment plans, 23 April 1845:] 'There is nothing so uncertain as rail-roads; the price of shares varies continually -- and any day a small share-holder may find his funds shrunk to their original dimensions. Emily has made herself mistress of the necessary degree of knowledge for conducting the matter, by dint of carefully reading every paragraph and every advertisement in the news papers that related to rail-roads and as we have abstained from all gambling, all mere speculative buying- in and selling-out -- we have got on very decently.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Emily Bronte      Print: Newspaper


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