Manuscripts of Robert Browning

This collection consists of over 130 manuscripts by Robert Browning (1812-1889), including drafts and fair copies of poems, corrections and revisions to page proofs and published texts, account statements and contracts from publishers, inscriptions, and translations.




About Robert :

From his birth on May 7, 1812, Robert Browning was acknowledged to be a very clever child; he had aspired to be a poet from his earliest days in the south London village of Camberwell. His parents supported him in this endeavor until he was in his thirties and married Elizabeth Barrett. He was always true to his vocation but received little public appreciation until the publication of The Ring and the Book in 1868-1869, when he was in his fifties. more...

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