Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 12:30 pm by M. in    No comments
A little bit late we have been alerted of an auction which took place yesterday, September 25:
Dreweatts Bloomsbury Auctions
AL A 14 x 9 cm letter from Charlotte Brontë
Sold for £12500

AL A 14 x 9 cm letter from Charlotte Brontë. One octavo, written in ink on front page and initialled "CB". The letter is dated Feb 13 - 46 and addressed to Ellen Nussey (here addressed in the more affectionate form "Nell"). The letter discusses a potential visit to Brookroyd in Birstal, Leeds, and asks for more information about coaches from Bradford. With blank verso and blank conjugate leaf, 2 horizontal folds, small blind-stamp and a few tiny puncture marks to upper corner, but overall in very good condition. Ellen Nussey (20 1817-97) was a lifelong friend and correspondent of Charlotte Brontë and, through more than 500 letters received from her, was a major source for Elizabeth Gaskell's 1857 biography The Life of Charlotte Brontë .

Listed in Smith's Letters of Charlotte Brontë , vol.I p.452, declaring "MS untraced".

Autographs, Documents & Historic Sporting Memorabilia
Thursday 25 September 2014, 2.00pm

Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street


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