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Charlotte Brontë manuscript sold for £690,000

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Charlotte Brontë manuscript sold for £690,000

Post by annis » Sun December 18th, 2011, 3:48 am

The Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits, Paris, purchases at auction a miniature booklet created by author when she was 14.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/de ... sfeed=true

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Post by Madeleine » Sun December 18th, 2011, 12:14 pm

Yes, it's a shame the Bronte Museum didn't get it.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun December 18th, 2011, 3:26 pm

True, Madeleine but maybe the person(s) who bought it will donate it.

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Post by SGM » Sun December 18th, 2011, 3:59 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]True, Madeleine but maybe the person(s) who bought it will donate it.[/quote]

Hmm -- I am not sure that a museum in Paris will want to donate the article to a museum in Yorkshire.

I remember Neil Oliver in a French museum viewing the first known document to refer to Scotland rather than Pictland c. 1000 (slighIy earlier than that but I can't remember the exact date) and asking the curator if there was any chance of it returning to Scotland -- the answer was a very clear Non.

I think from that you can get a realistic idea of the Bronte Museum's chances.
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Post by Divia » Sun December 18th, 2011, 5:15 pm

How does one write in something so small! :eek:
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon December 19th, 2011, 5:06 pm

[quote=""Divia""]How does one write in something so small! :eek: [/quote]

My husband has a cousin whose writing is so small it's almost hard to read. I don't know how they do it, but apparently it can be done. Saves paper, I imagine.

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Post by LoobyG » Tue December 20th, 2011, 2:04 pm

Thanks for posting Annis, it is a big shame the Bronte museum weren't successful :( What a beautiful little booklet.

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