ABL Partners With Wellesley to Digitize Browning Letters

Nov. 15, 2011

The famous love letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning tell the compelling love story between two poets and will soon be made available to the public. The Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University has partnered with Wellesley College to begin digitizing the love letters between the Browning couple and making them easily accessible online. The letters provide an accurate and endearing account of their courtship and elopement, perfectly preserved in the letters they sent to one another.

Wellesley College has held possession of 573 of the courtship letters, while the Armstrong Browning Library collection has kept 2,800 other letters between the Brownings.

"It is a great privilege to be able to collaborate with Wellesley College in promoting Browning scholarship," said Director of Armstrong Browning Library, Rita Patteson, who hopes that this "will surely encourage participation by other institutions that hold Browning materials." Many of the letters have already been digitized and "scholars from around the world, as well as Baylor students, will soon have easy access to these valuable letters," added Patteson.

For more information about this project, please see the Wellesley blog post.