Bronte Society Collection
1853 - 2000 [bulk 1989 - 1999]

Descriptive Summary

  Creator: Bronte Society
  Title: Bronte Society Collection
  Dates: 1853 - 2002
  Abstract: The collection consists of printed information pertaining to the Bronte Society including the society transactions, newsletters, gazette, flyers and ads. In addition, a copy of the 1853 paper edition of Villette by Currer Bell, Charlotte Bronte’s pen name, is included.
  Quantity: 0.5 linear feet

Administrative History


The Bronte Society is “one of the oldest literary societies in the English speaking world,” according to their website ( Membership is open to anyone who wishes to join. The copy of Villette printed in 1853 represents one of the instances in which Charlotte Bronte used her pen name, Currer Bell, for the purpose of publication. The particular edition in this collection is the New York, Harper & Bros. Villette was her third published novel (1853) following Jane Eyre and Shirley.



The collection is arranged by document type.



The collection consists of printed material from the Bronte Society and one copy of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Villette (paper back edition, 1853).




Subject Headings


Brontë Society -- Periodicals.

Brontë family -- Periodicals.

English literature -- Societies, etc.

Brontë Charlotte, 1816-1855.


Administrative Information

  Preferred Citation: Please cite Bronte Society Collection, MS 26, Archives, Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Permission to publish from this collection must be approved in writing by the Director of the Library, Oglethorpe University.


Folder List

  Box 1.
  Folder 1. Transactions, Vol. 17, 1997-1980
  Folder 2. Transactions, Vol. 18, 1981-1985
  Folder 3. Transactions, Vol. 19, 1986-1989
  Folder 4. Transactions, Vol. 20, 1990-1993
  Folder 5. Transactions, Vol. 21, 1993-1996
  Folder 6. Transactions, Vol. 22, 1997
  Folder 7. Transactions, Vol. 23,24, 1998-1999
  Folder 8. Transactions, Vol. 25, 26, 2000-2001
  Folder 9. Villette (one paper copy, 1853)
  Box 2.
  Folder 1. Bronte Society Gazette, 1990-2002
  Folder 2. Bronte Newsletter, 1982-2000
  Folder 3. Printed Information. 1977-2000
  Folder 4. Printed Information, 1977-2000
  Folder 5. Society Elections, 1977-2000
  Folder 6. Annual Meeting, 1994-2001

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