Tag Archives: Brontes

False friends and true loves ,

It has long been a practice in Bronte circles to treat Ellen Nussey with great deal of affection and consider her Charlotte’s “closest” friend,someone who can be relied on to give accurate representations of the sisters ,branwell and Patrick,,but this … Continue reading

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Bronte clothing ,the Brown gown ponderings

This was the first dress I examined and a very pleasant surprise as it’s in very good condition and actually quite pretty Its a rich chestnut dark brown and good fabricĀ  I am not sure which sister this gown belonged … Continue reading

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Charlotte Brontes wardrobe unlocked The going away Gown

This was a dress I had been hoping to examine closely as its one of the gowns which can be assigned to Charlotte with absolute certainty and one I had tried to replicate (unsuccessfully) from memory .It was the first … Continue reading

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Charlottes Brontes corset .

I was very pleased to see so many Bronte items yesterday and be given so much access . The library staff were extremely helpful ,one of the most interesting items was Charlotte’s corset. I have long wanted to examine the … Continue reading

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