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This Month's Featured Poetry Text

The VPC has partnered with the both the Armstrong Browning Library and the University of Delaware Library's Mark Samuels Lasner Collection. We are very grateful for their support! Each month the VPC will feature a new image of a poetry text or images related to poets from the nineteenth-century. 

To see more images and materials from the University of Delaware Library and the Mark Samuel Lasner Collection, go here.

To explore the Armstrong Browning Library archives, go here.

Scroll down to see images from prior months!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's manuscript draft of "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" annotated by Robert Browning. N.D. D800. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

January 2019

Robert Browning's draft of "Mettle and Metal". January 1871. E257. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.     

December 2018

Christmas card from Robert Browning to Miss E.M. Harris. N.D. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript. Read more about the card here.

November 2018

William Macready's illustration of Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin". 1842. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Browning wrote "Pied Piper..." for Macready when the 10-year old boy was ill.

October 2018

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's draft of "Cry of the Human." [No Date]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript. 

September 2018

W. & F. Holl's engraving of W. Perring's "The Romaunt of the Page," for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Romaunt of the Page" in Finden's Tableaux of the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrions of the Womanly Virtues, edited by Mary Russell Mitford, London, Charles Tilt, 1839, p. 1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

August 2018

Robert Browning's draft of "Song". [1852 August 23]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

July 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Correction Notes [Accompanying a proof of an engraving of Elizabeth Barrett Browning by T.O. Barlow, made from a photograph by Louis Cyrus Macaire and Jean Victor Macaire-Warnod taken in September 1858 at Le Havre]. [1859?]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

June 2018

Augusta Webster, Mother & Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet-sequence; With an Introductory Note by William Michael Rossetti; To which are added Seven (Her Only Other) Sonnets. … London: Macmillan and Co. 1895. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

May 2018

Alessandro, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, albumen carte-de-visite, 1860. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

April 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828-1882. Jane Morris, pencil on paper, 1870. Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library

March 2018

Aubrey Beardsley, 1872-1898. Autographed letter signed to G. F. Scotson-Clark, 9 August 1891. Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library

February 2018

"Rosamond, Queen of the Lombards" image from Once a Week (20 Nov. 1861)
Wood engraving
Image courtesy of University of Delaware Library.

January 2018

1884 frontispiece to Amy Levy's A Minor Poet and Other Poems by permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

This Month's Featured Poetry Text

The VPC has partnered with the both the Armstrong Browning Library and the University of Delaware Library's Mark Samuels Lasner Collection. We are very grateful for their support! Each month the VPC will feature a new image of a poetry text or images related to poets from the nineteenth-century. 

To see more images and materials from the University of Delaware Library and the Mark Samuel Lasner Collection, go here.

To explore the Armstrong Browning Library archives, go here.

Scroll down to see images from prior months!

March 2019

Mary Howitt's "The Lion" in Sketches of Natural History; or Songs of Animal Life. Nelson's Series of Juvenile Art-Books. Illustrated by H. Giacomelli. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1873, pp. 9-11. 19th Century Women Poets Collection, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

February 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's manuscript draft of "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" annotated by Robert Browning. N.D. D800. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

January 2019

Robert Browning's draft of "Mettle and Metal". January 1871. E257. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.     

December 2018

Christmas card from Robert Browning to Miss E.M. Harris. N.D. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript. Read more about the card here.

November 2018

William Macready's illustration of Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin". 1842. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Browning wrote "Pied Piper..." for Macready when the 10-year old boy was ill.

October 2018

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's draft of "Cry of the Human." [No Date]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript. 

September 2018

W. & F. Holl's engraving of W. Perring's "The Romaunt of the Page," for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Romaunt of the Page" in Finden's Tableaux of the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrions of the Womanly Virtues, edited by Mary Russell Mitford, London, Charles Tilt, 1839, p. 1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

August 2018

Robert Browning's draft of "Song". [1852 August 23]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

July 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Correction Notes [Accompanying a proof of an engraving of Elizabeth Barrett Browning by T.O. Barlow, made from a photograph by Louis Cyrus Macaire and Jean Victor Macaire-Warnod taken in September 1858 at Le Havre]. [1859?]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

June 2018

Augusta Webster, Mother & Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet-sequence; With an Introductory Note by William Michael Rossetti; To which are added Seven (Her Only Other) Sonnets. … London: Macmillan and Co. 1895. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

May 2018

Alessandro, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, albumen carte-de-visite, 1860. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

April 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828-1882. Jane Morris, pencil on paper, 1870. Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library

March 2018

Aubrey Beardsley, 1872-1898. Autographed letter signed to G. F. Scotson-Clark, 9 August 1891. Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library

February 2018

"Rosamond, Queen of the Lombards" image from Once a Week (20 Nov. 1861)
Wood engraving
Image courtesy of University of Delaware Library.

January 2018

1884 frontispiece to Amy Levy's A Minor Poet and Other Poems by permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

April 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's The Battle of Marathon. London, Printed for W. Lindsell, 87, Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, 1820. P. 33.  B0009. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. With punctuation corrections by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

May 2019

Robert Browning's "My Star (All that I know)," in A Birthday Book Designed by H.R.H. the Princess Beatrice. London, Smith & Elder, 1881. E0277. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. 

June 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Mountaineer and Poet" and "The Poet" excised from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 61, June 1847, p. 684 with author's revisions and notes for printer of Poems (1850). N.D. D540.1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Mountaineer and Poet" and "The Poet" excised from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 61, June 1847, p. 684 with author's revisions and notes for printer of Poems (1850). N.D. D540.1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

This Month's Featured Poetry Text

The VPC has partnered with the both the Armstrong Browning Library and the University of Delaware Library's Mark Samuels Lasner Collection. We are very grateful for their support! Each month the VPC will feature a new image of a poetry text or images related to poets from the nineteenth-century. 

To see more images and materials from the University of Delaware Library and the Mark Samuel Lasner Collection, go here.

To explore the Armstrong Browning Library archives, go here.

Scroll down to see images from prior months!

December 2019
Robert Browning's Manuscript Draft of "Leonardo Da Vinci On A Study Of A Hand He Has Just Made". 1860 May 23. E0204. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
November 2019
Robert Browning's Manuscript Draft of "Sonnet to Rawdon Brown". 1883 November 28. E0443. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
October 2019
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Translations from Cicero. 1819 October 28. Hope End. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
September 2019
John Ruskin's The Two Paths: Being Lectures on Art, and its Application to Decoration and Manufacture, Delivered in 1858-9. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1859. With Original Woodcuts. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
August 2019
Robert Browning's handwritten copy of lines 300-306 of "Fra Lippo Lippi" for Mrs. Robert Glover. April 3, 1871. E0141. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
July 2019
Robert Barrett Browning's oil painting Italian Cook. 1890. K0053.5. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
June 2019
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Mountaineer and Poet" and "The Poet" excised from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 61, June 1847, p. 684 with author's revisions and notes for printer of Poems (1850). N.D. D540.1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
May 2019
Robert Browning's "My Star (All that I know)," in A Birthday Book Designed by H.R.H. the Princess Beatrice. London, Smith & Elder, 1881. E0277. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
April 2019
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's The Battle of Marathon. London, Printed for W. Lindsell, 87, Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, 1820. P. 33. B0009. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. With punctuation corrections by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
March 2019
Mary Howitt's "The Lion" in Sketches of Natural History; or Songs of Animal Life. Nelson's Series of Juvenile Art-Books. Illustrated by H. Giacomelli. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1873, pp. 9-11. 19th Century Women Poets Collection, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
February 2019
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's manuscript draft of "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" annotated by Robert Browning. N.D. D800. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
January 2019
Robert Browning's draft of "Mettle and Metal". January 1871. E257. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
December 2018
Christmas card from Robert Browning to Miss E.M. Harris. N.D. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
November 2018
William Macready's illustration of Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin". 1842. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Browning wrote "Pied Piper..." for Macready when the 10-year old boy was ill.
October 2018
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's draft of "Cry of the Human." [No Date]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.
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November 2019

Robert Browning's Manuscript Draft of "Sonnet to Rawdon Brown". 1883 November 28. E0443. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

October 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Translations from Cicero. 1819 October 28. Hope End. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

September 2019

John Ruskin's The Two Paths: Being Lectures on Art, and its Application to Decoration and Manufacture, Delivered in 1858-9. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1859. With Original Woodcuts. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

August 2019

Robert Browning's handwritten copy of lines 300-306 of "Fra Lippo Lippi" for Mrs. Robert Glover. April 3, 1871. E0141. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

July 2019

Robert Barrett Browning's oil painting Italian Cook. 1890. K0053.5. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

June 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Mountaineer and Poet" and "The Poet" excised from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 61, June 1847, p. 684 with author's revisions and notes for printer of Poems (1850). N.D. D540.1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

May 2019

Robert Browning's "My Star (All that I know)," in A Birthday Book Designed by H.R.H. the Princess Beatrice. London, Smith & Elder, 1881. E0277. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. 

April 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's The Battle of Marathon. London, Printed for W. Lindsell, 87, Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, 1820. P. 33.  B0009. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. With punctuation corrections by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

March 2019

Mary Howitt's "The Lion" in Sketches of Natural History; or Songs of Animal Life. Nelson's Series of Juvenile Art-Books. Illustrated by H. Giacomelli. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1873, pp. 9-11. 19th Century Women Poets Collection, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

February 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's manuscript draft of "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" annotated by Robert Browning. N.D. D800. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

January 2019

Robert Browning's draft of "Mettle and Metal". January 1871. E257. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.     

December 2018

Christmas card from Robert Browning to Miss E.M. Harris. N.D. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript. Read more about the card here.

November 2018

William Macready's illustration of Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin". 1842. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Browning wrote "Pied Piper..." for Macready when the 10-year old boy was ill.

October 2018

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's draft of "Cry of the Human." [No Date]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript. 

September 2018

W. & F. Holl's engraving of W. Perring's "The Romaunt of the Page," for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Romaunt of the Page" in Finden's Tableaux of the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrions of the Womanly Virtues, edited by Mary Russell Mitford, London, Charles Tilt, 1839, p. 1. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

August 2018

Robert Browning's draft of "Song". [1852 August 23]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

July 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Correction Notes [Accompanying a proof of an engraving of Elizabeth Barrett Browning by T.O. Barlow, made from a photograph by Louis Cyrus Macaire and Jean Victor Macaire-Warnod taken in September 1858 at Le Havre]. [1859?]. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Manuscript.

June 2018

Augusta Webster, Mother & Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet-sequence; With an Introductory Note by William Michael Rossetti; To which are added Seven (Her Only Other) Sonnets. … London: Macmillan and Co. 1895. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

May 2018

Alessandro, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, albumen carte-de-visite, 1860. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

April 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828-1882. Jane Morris, pencil on paper, 1870. Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library

March 2018

Aubrey Beardsley, 1872-1898. Autographed letter signed to G. F. Scotson-Clark, 9 August 1891. Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library

February 2018

"Rosamond, Queen of the Lombards" image from Once a Week (20 Nov. 1861)
Wood engraving
Image courtesy of University of Delaware Library.

January 2018

1884 frontispiece to Amy Levy's A Minor Poet and Other Poems by permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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