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!
This is Charlotte’s earliest surviving manuscript, a short story written for Anne, the baby of the family. It is also the first attempt at creating the famous ‘little books’ made by the Brontë children for their toy soldiers to ‘read’. This book is delightfully illustrated throughout with tiny watercolour vignettes and it still retains its original covers made from a piece of grey-flowered wallpaper. At the back there is evidence that the children were beginning to invent their imaginary worlds, stories based on their toy soldiers. It’s thought that Charlotte made the ‘little book’ for Anne to cheer her up from being ill, she has carefully drawn the ‘sick bed’ where her sister lay recovering.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum
About the “little books”… New ‘Little Book’- Treasures from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.