A rare miniature manuscript written by Charlotte Bronte has returned to the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth following a purchase by the Friends of National Libraries.
The tiny book was written by the author when she was just 13. It is dated December 1829 and runs to just 15 pages, but because of its important place in literary history, sold for $1.25 million.
The miniature manuscript, entitled A Book Of Ryhmes By Charlotte Bronte, Sold By Nobody, And Printed By Herself, is a collection of 10 poems.
A full list of those who contributed funds to help bring the manuscript back to Haworth can be found under “Benefactors” by clicking here.
Visiting the Bronte Museum
The Bronte Parsonage Museum is located in Haworth near Bradford. Tickets can be booked by clicking here.
On the curriculum
There are special rates available for students visiting as part of their studies with a school group. Workshops and walking tours are available to organise through the learning co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or (+44) 01535 640185. Read more about the curriculum offering here.
Read up on Charlotte Bronte
Read up before you go: from Jane Eyre to Shirley & The Professor, Charlotte put out a great number of literary works which featured local scenery and landmarks. Make your visit more special by immersing yourself in her world.