We are very proud to announce that also this year The Sisters’ Room is collaborating with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On the last Friday of each month we will publish special contents curated by the experts of the museum. Let’s have a look at what’s inside the closets, drawers and cupboards at the Parsonage. You will find in this section some of the objects that belonged to the Brontë family and which are kept in the Brontë Parsonage Museum archives. Enjoy this new article!
A white and blue delaine dress with a floral print. This dress is known as the ‘Thackeray Dress’ as it was believed to be the dress that Charlotte Brontë wore to William Makepeace Thackeray’s dinner party on 12 June 1850. However, recent research suggests that it is a day dress, and wouldn’t have been an appropriate outfit for the evening event. It was probably worn during her meeting with Thackery at George Smith’s house one morning between the dates 6 and 12 June 1850.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum