By E. Chitham
This new addition to Palgrave Macmillan's writer Chronologies sequence info occasions within the lives of the Brontë sisters and their affiliates. significant occasions corresponding to the ebook of historical past in their works are incorporated, and are balanced by means of information of Brontë family existence. There are unique discussions, within the gentle of chronology, of the scandal affecting the Brontë's brother, Branwell, and the imaginary kingdoms shared by means of all 4 youngsters.
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Various doctors, including possibly a surgeon, are called in [Barker, p. 854; MOS, p. 232]. The ineffectiveness of doctors in treating Maria Brontë has to be taken into account when considering, for example, EJB’s attitude to doctors in her own ﬁnal illness. 1821 33 February The evidence of the care for the Brontë family of Miss Elizabeth Firth deriving from her own diary and account book, in this and following months, is very strong; Miss Firth’s own mother had died early. There is also a strong tradition that the two eldest Brontë children took care of the younger ones during MB’s illness.
158, 865]. The letter was published on 10 January 1829. 1829 Barker (p. 158) makes a link between PB’s recent appearance in print in the Leeds newspapers and the children’s enthusiastic writing activity. Certainly 1829 was a most proliﬁc year, especially for CB and PBB, whose illustrations and writing have survived. It is not possible to say how far the younger siblings joined in these efforts. At an unknown date CB writes an untitled list of 13 painters whose work she wants to see [CA, p. 197].
151]. 21 PBB dates ‘A Description of London’ in the ﬂyleaf and draws cattle, and so on, in it [Sixty Treasures, p. 33]. April 1 21 22 CB completes and dates a sampler, the texts taken from Proverbs, and headed ‘A House divided against itself can’t stand [Photograph in Bentley, The Brontës and Their World, p. 28; BPM]. CB’s twelfth birthday. EJB completes and dates her ﬁrst sampler [Wilks, The Brontës, p. 41; BPM]. June 8 26 PB baptizes Martha Brown, future Haworth servant [Whiteley Turner, A Springtime Saunter, p.
A Brontë Family Chronology by E. Chitham