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  • Brontë juvenilia: 'The foundling'

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image

    Charlotte Brontë wrote the novelette ‘The Foundling’ (1833) at the age of 17. It is one of a series of stories set in t...

  • Illustration of the Villa Diodati

    Book, Illustration, Image

    This is the house in which Lord Byron and his physician John Polidori stayed for the summer of 1816, near Lake Geneva. P...

  • The Notebook of William Blake

    Manuscript, Notebook, Draft, Artwork, Image, Drawing, Poetry

    William Blake (1757–1827) was a Romantic poet, artist and engraver. This small notebook (159 x 197 mm; 58 leaves) belong...