Anne Brontë - The Scarborough Connection
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On Wed Jul 25 19:24:54 BST 2001, Jackie Knight (Coalville Leicestershire) from said:

Whenever we visit Scarborough we pay a visit to Anne Bronte's Grave and was very interested to visit this website; it is very interesting. We will be visiting again next week and it will be nice to go armed with more information about this great lady.


Jackie Knight

On Thu Jul 26 15:28:17 BST 2001, Scott Nussey (USA from said:

I have stumbled upon your website quite by accident. It is with great interest that I read your Letters of Anne Bronte. We have always been intrigued by our family connection through Ellen Nussey to the Bronte sisters, which surprisingly made my parents very popular during one of their many visits to England.

On Wed Aug 8 19:29:58 BST 2001, claire louise murray () from said:

I think anne was very brave. This web site has a lot about her in it. It is a very good website.

On Sat Sep 1 17:59:44 BST 2001, Faith (USA from said:

I enjoyed the novel, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and also the 1997 TV film. I have a fan website about the actor, James Purefoy, who portrayed Mr. Lawrence in the film.

On Mon Sep 3 18:15:31 BST 2001, levi fletcher (United States said:

I have just spent about 3 hours perusing the pages that have to do with the life and death of Anne Bronte. I was captivated, not by the novels that made her famous, but by the author herself. You are taken back in time by the information shared and in your mind's eye your own pictures begin to take focus. As I journey to see different parts of the world, for whatever reason, I hope to make the towns she visted and dwelt a part of my travels. This family endure tragedy time after time without the chance to heal from the previous. What fortitude! Rest well Anne, Emily, Charlotte and the rest of the Brontes.

On Mon Sep 3 18:15:31 BST 2001, Jennifer Cook (US: said:

My first interests in British Lit. came from reading Jane Austen and a teacher of mine let me know about the Bronte sisters. The first book I read from them was Jane Eyre by Charlotte. But I've read more of Anne's novels than either of her sister's. I couldn't tell you who I like more but I do love Anne's views because I find that I have feminist views myself.

On Fri Sep 7 18:46:51 BST 2001, Ellen Sisco (U.S.A. from said:

Thank you Mick! I had a wonderful tour of Scarborough past and present! Anne is my favorite Bronte!

On Sun Sep 16 17:01:22 BST 2001, Chateena Bochs (Uk. from said:

Thank You! Of all the Bronte sites I have visited, this is most certainly my favourite! This could possibly be due to my total obsession with Anne! Seriously though, great job guys, keep it up!

Guys? - there's only me, Chateena!!   ;-)     Thanks for your message! . . . Mick.

On Fri Sep 21 12:05:30 BST 2001, Lorraine (Italy - from said:

I'm writing my thesis on Brontë sisters, and I found this website very useful to me. I would like to have some news about the filmography of the Brontës and some pictures extracted from films. I visited the paramount site and the 20th century fox site, but I couldn't find anything. Could you tell me some information? Thank you, Lorraine.

On Sat Oct 6 22:10:35 BST 2001, Mary Wynn (United States from said:


Lovely Lydia isn't she?
too bold and selfish to set him free.
She took his soul and forebeared all shame
in the field of everlasting magenta flame
A forbidden kiss a shallow lie
Who mourned his lost
Did she hear him cry?
Kiss me once - oh kiss me again
He had loved her to his dying end
The one he loved had let him down
Upon her... God has frowned
segmented soul in a wooden crate
On to her... he will wait
Deadly rays of passion hue
she scorned him well
but his love still holds true

Nemoubliez pass
Mary Virginia Wynn

On Fri Nov 16 13:31:56 GMT 2001, Celeste R. Raspanti, Ph. D. (USA from said:

I am a playwright and working on a play about the Brontes, THE LOVED AND THE LOVING. My problem is that I do not know Anne as well as I know Charlotte, Emily and Branwell. All the critiques of my work say that I should "make Anne come alive; she seems so one-dimensional." Though I have read every book on the Brontes that I am aware of, I don't find complete characterizations of Anne. Then I searched the web--and found this wonderful website. My first thought was to print it out--but that seemed an impossible task. Do you have one book, one source that you would recommend that could be a start on my research to find a three-dimensional Anne among her more well known sisters? Thank you.

On Fri Nov 23 06:11:46 GMT 2001, K. M. (Canada, from said:

You were a great person, and i'm proud of your accomplishments.

On Sat Nov 24 22:14:01 GMT 2001, Barbara Thompson (Derbyshire) from said:

Very interesting viewing.

On Sun Nov 25 18:48:09 GMT 2001, Mandy (USA) from said:

Thankyou so much for making this wonderful site! I have to make a project on all these Victorain topics and writing about an author and having a copy of a poem are two of the topics. Your site has helped me very much to accomplish these topics! I am actually interested as I search your site. I have told all my friends who are doing this project too, about your site!!!! Thankyou very much!

On Tue Dec 4 15:30:43 GMT 2001, Maria ( from said:

I am very happpy too of having found this web site. I started reading, like most of us, Chalotte's novels first, then Emily's and then Anne's. I think that Anne is the best followed by Emily. I think that Charlotte was mostly a business woman and she "copied" Anne's ideas. I also think that Charlotte was not only jelous of Anne but also that she (Charlotte) was responsible of her death. Charlotte tried to left her behind. It is proved that she did her best for her books not to be published. Many things could be said. I am making a research on it.

That is the reason why Anne has not been so well known today. This has to change.

It is obvious that Jane Eyre was inspired by Agnes Grey.

Anne's life, death and work must be appreciated as it should. Her work and her personality were simply wonderful and inteligent.

I love her.

On Tue Dec 18 20:38:31 GMT 2001, OLIVER HASTINGS (Ireland from said:

Are you a Kate Bush fan too?

Not especially, though I do like some of her stuff. . . . Mick.

On Mon Dec 31 15:56:30 GMT 2001, Jessica () from said:

I love this site! At first I was so bored with everything but it wasn't an site that made learning the info. fun your site did that and I thankyou! it will deffinetly help me with my projects.

On Tue Jan 8 16:08:51 GMT 2002, Jacqui (UK from said:


I've just been for another browse around your site (it's very good!) and I finally got around to adding it to the links on my homepage. I hope that's OK.


On Sun Jan 20 13:16:28 GMT 2002, Margarita Carretero González (Spain ( from said:

It was good to see that someone has devoted so much time and attention to the youngest and most neglected of the Brontës. Certainly her personality and her work deserve it. Congratulations for an excellent job!

On Tue Feb 12 01:37:05 GMT 2002, Samantha (England ( from said:

What can I say? Fantastic site! Brilliant! I have been just browsing through, looked at the clock and it is gone 1.30am, and I feel I have hardly started. I will be back, as soon as I have had some sleep! Thankyou for all your effort in producing an outstanding site.

On Fri Feb 15 09:32:06 GMT 2002, felicity Davis (Scarborough North Yorkshire) from said:

Excellent - I am a native of Scarborough and have studied the Brontes at degree level and it is clear to me that you certainly know your area well.

On Thu Feb 28 19:05:35 GMT 2002, Korie Beth Brown, Ph.D. (, USA) from said:

It's refreshing to be able to find information about Anne online. Thank you for your help with my research!

On Wed Mar 6 12:03:31 GMT 2002, Caron Bowyer (England from said:

I am absolutely thrilled to discover that my 6 x Great Grandmother, Margaret Branwell was Great Aunt to the Bronte's.

On Thu Mar 14 23:39:03 GMT 2002, Marie Leduc (USA - Marie_Leduc2001@hotmail) from said:

Your homage to Anne Bronte is marvelous. I have been making copies of everything - I taped up the large picture of Anne in my kitchen, and it looks very nice. I am especially glad to have the photos of the Brontes' parlour with the original table, and also the picture of the kitchen where Emily baked bread.

When I was a child my father gave me a boxed set of "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights" with illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. The latter has always been my favorite novel along with "Madame Bovary". I just re-read it, and that is why I am have become so interested in the Brontes. I hope to read Anne's books in future.

I am reading a copy which I have also had since I was a child of "Emily Bronte" by A. Mary F. Robinson from a "Famous Women Series" published by Roberts Brothers, Boston 1883. The original owner signed her name in the frontpiece in 1884. Ms. Robinson (the author) quoted a letter by Branwell referring to Mrs. Robinson's estate. She related an improbable story of a meeting with her when she offered to leave her husband for him but he refused because he wanted her estate, as well as her. Ms. Robinson believed that he expected to acquire the estate. I wonder who supported the child he is said to have fathered; I hope it didn't end up on the streets like Heathcliff.

In reference to your comment about Emily's famous poem - Anne was very courageous but I wish you hadn't compared Emily unfavorably to her, because nobody could be braver than Emily. She did housework while she was dying, and she rushed into Branwell's burning room to put out a fire. She waited for him every night to get him to bed safely when he came home drunk.

I am reading a very interesting book now called "A Wuthering Heights Handbook" by Richard Lettis and William E. Morris - it is a collection of essays by various writers. I wonder if you might have a comment about the following passage when Cathy is delirious: "'That's a turkey's,' she murmered to herself; 'and this is a wild duck's; and this is a pigeon's. Ah, they put pigeon's feathers in the pillows - no wonder I couldn't die! Let me take care to throw it on the floor when I lie down.'"

The reason I am curious about that is because the Brontes all loved animals and pigeons are my favorites (I have lived with two of them for 11 years) - if you type "pigeons" and "search" on the Internet you will see that many people are interested in them. There was recently a big pigeon show (called "The Pigeon Olympiad", I think) in Blackpool I believe, to which people came from all over Europe, and Queen Elizabeth sent some of her pigeons. Anyway, I wonder if that passage has no meaning because Cathy was delirious, or could it mean that she was saying that pigeons don't compare favorably with other birds? Emily couldn't have been familiar with the antipathy which exists in modern times due to the supposed problem of many pigeons in cities because I don't think it existed then; besides, she lived in such a remote place that she wouldn't have been affected by it anyway.

On Fri Mar 15 10:36:42 GMT 2002, Andreas ( from said:

I never knew why Anne impressed me more than the other sisters; maybe because of her deep believe in god an her strengh. Crazy as I am, I even wrote a poem dedicated to her. Wonderful and impressing site - congatulations! Yours Andreas

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