Hankamer Treasure Room

As its name suggests, the Hankamer Treasure Room on the main floor of the building, houses many significant items associated with Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The room is also an ideal setting for the Library's changing and continuous exhibitions.

The eleven stained glass windows in the room were conceived as a single harmonious group, and each was designed in direct relation to the others. This is not only true of the general composition, but, in color relation, each complements its neighbor and depends upon it for a portion of its success.

Ten of the windows illustrate Robert Browning's works, and one represents Sonnet 14 from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese. All of the windows in this room were created in the studios of Charles J. Connick Associates, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.

Please use the links below, or in the navigation on the left, to view the windows that are located in the Hankamer Treasure Room and to enjoy excerpts from the poetry that inspired each one: