ABL Places Browning Plaques in Italy

A group of Baylor graduates and friends met in Italy last spring to view two new plaques recently installed at the Protestant Cemetery in Florence commemorating Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose tomb is located there.

The Armstrong Browning Library purchased the plaques at the suggestion of Dr. Mairi Rennie, former library director who now lives in England. The library has continued Dr. A.J. Armstrong’s tradition of placing plaques on buildings or objects associated with the Brownings in Italy.

Other members of the Baylor group included Martha and Roger Brooks of Houston and Alys and Robert Collmer of Waco, all Baylor graduates, and Ann Arnold, member of the London Browning Society.

The Baylor group stayed at Casa Guidi, the Brownings’ residence in Florence. Prior to the Florence visit, the group celebrated Robert Browning’s birthday on May 7 at his “beloved Asolo,” where they stayed in La Mura, a house owned by a favorite friend of the Brownings.