MS 26 Bronte Society Collection 1853-2002

Bronte Society Collection
1853-2002 [bulk 1989-1999]
MS 26

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 (paperback edition, 1853).



Subject Headings

Brontë Society — Periodicals.

Brontë family — Periodicals.

English literature — Societies, etc.

Brontë Charlotte, 1816-1855.


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

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.