RepositoryFalmouth University (GB 3241)
Ref NoFCP4
Date1980s-2000s
LevelCollection
Extent0.3 linear metres
TitleScrapbooks relating to the lives and works of the Bronte Family- CATALOGUING IN PROGRESS PLEASE CONTACT ARCHIVES@FXPLUS.AC.UK
DescriptionA Collection of archival material gathered by Shelia Johnson simultaneously with the development of the Bronte Special Collection of published material relating to the lives and works of the Bronte Family. This Archive Collection includes an author index and five volumes of archive material in scrapbook format containing photographs, press cuttings, magazines articles, reviews, postcards, correspondence and other Bronte ephemera. In addition to these materials there is also a framed watercolour painting of Haworth Moor, Yorkshire and an additional folder of cuttings, correspondence and other materials removed from published volumes in the Bronte Special Collection during library cataloguing processing.

These materials stand testament to Johnson's ongoing personal commitment to Bronte research with notes and photographs from key Bronte locations both in Yorkshire and further afield in Brussels and correspondence with other Bronte enthusiasts. Johnson also collected materials showing the often changing interpretation of the family and their work in publications and the media over several decades. These materials include book reviews for many of the items in the Bronte Special Collection of published material, with several reviews often for an individual book collected from different sources showing Johnson's engagement with critical and contemporary writing on the Brontes.

This Collection will appeal to those with an interest in the Bronte family and those with an interest in culture, historic figures and ideas of place, history, heritage and tourism.

Admin HistoryThe Bronte Special Collection amassed scrupulously over many years by Bronte enthusiast Sheila Johnson contextualises the literary output of the family through exhaustive biographies of the sisters and their brother Bramwell, their childhood at the Parsonage in Haworth in Yorkshire as well as published volumes of correspondence. Johnson was a committed member of the Bronte Society and a renowned speaker on the Bronte Family.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialBronte Special Collection of published materials.
Access ConditionsThese records are available for access, except for those containing personal information covered by Data Protection legislation.
ArrangementThe first 3 scrapbooks were numbered by Johnson and although the latter two are not, they do overlap or follow on from the numbered ones in terms of date.
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