Scope and arrangement
Holograph poem, "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" : (MISC 0819) : [ca. 1849?] : 12 p.; on light blue stationery with embossed "BATH" seal; begins, "I stand on the mark beside the shore / of the first white pilgrim's bended knee ...".|||Holograph poem, "The Dead Pan" : 1843 : (MISC 1766) : 10 p.; bound in full brown leather, with gilt cover titling and rules, and gilt spine bands, by W. H. Dalton of Cockspur Street; begins, "Gods of Hellas, gods of Hellas, Can ye listen in your silence?".|||Autograph presentation inscription in a copy of her Battle of Marathon : 1820 : (MISC 0820c) : to an unidentified woman; in ink, almost fully effaced, on the title-page verso. "Elizabeth trusts her dear / Mrs. [Jameson?] will, with her / wonted kindness, accept / this little offering / Hope End / 1820." Shelved with books under "Browning.".|||To Hugh Stuart Boyd, Greek scholar : 1 autograph letter signed : 4 Jun 1834 : (MISC 1901) : from Sidmouth : begins, "You are very kind not to be in a passion with me ...".|||To Sara Jane Cockayne-Cust, née Cookson, widow of Mrs. Major Sidney Robert Streatfield : 10 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : “Friday night” [between 1 Apr and 10 Jun 1852] : (MISC 1714) : from Avenue Ch. Elysées : begins, “My dear Mrs. Streatfield I come in from my drive and find Robert ‘no where,’ so I must explain straightaway for myself ...” -- 1 autograph letter signed : [between 4 and 21 Jun 1852] : (MISC 1711) : from 138 Avenue des Champs Elysées : begins, “I don’t like writing to you without having seen your darling, my dear Mrs. Streatfield ... ” -- 1 autograph letter signed : 21 Jun  : (MISC 1712) : from 138 Avenue des Champs Elysées : begins, “Here is a letter, my dear Mrs. Streatfield, which lags behind ... not by Robert’s fault ...” -- 1 autograph letter unsigned : “Saturday – (interrupted and not finished till Monday)” [14-16 Aug 1852] : (MISC 1715) : from 58 Welbeck Street : begins, “My dearest Mrs. Cust .. no, the new name wont come as near as the old yet, however one may squeeze & try to fit it ...” -- 1 autograph letter signed : 16 Sep 1852 : (MISC 1716) : from 58 Welbeck Street : begins, “Mrs. Jameson was here last night, and I dunned her about the archbishop...”; with the envelope, which bears postal stamps and addressed to “Mrs. Cust / (The Private Secretary) / Vice Regal Lodge / Dublin.” -- 1 autograph letter unsigned : [10 Oct 1852] : (MISC 1717) : [no place] : begins, “We came back from church .. or rather chapel among the unorthodox .. & I have just ten minutes to answer your letter ...”; letter concludes inside the envelope, which bears postal stamps and the remnants of a black wax seal. -- 1 autograph letter unsigned (fragment?) : “Monday” [Nov 1852] : (MISC 1892) : from London : begins, “I can’t leave England, dearest Mrs. Cust, without one last word to you ...”; also including, “I am writing in chaos. Robert is like a wolf howling over the desert of this room, devastating it of books & papers.” -- 1 autograph letter signed : 27 Dec 1852 : (MISC 1718) : from Florence : begins, “As you won’t write to me, I must write to you ...”; letter concludes inside the envelope, which bears postal stamps and a black wax seal. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 6 Apr 1853 : (MISC 1719) : from Florence : begins, “I am ashamed of myself & indeed I ought to be, for having left your welcome letter so long without an answer...”; letter concludes inside the envelope, which bears postal stamps and a red wax seal. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Oct 1853 : (MISC 1720) : from Florence : begins, “We have been reproaching one another after the manner of men, one of us being as guilty (or innocent) as the other...”; letter concludes inside the envelope, which bears postal stamps and the remnants of a red wax seal.|||To Ellen Heaton, art collector and philanthropist : 1 autograph letter signed : [21 Oct 1852] : (MISC 1919) : from Paris : begins, "As you told me to write before the fortnight was out, I write, although it can but be in the briefest way possible ...; with the envelope, bearing postal stamps and black wax seal.|||To Richard H. Horne, writer : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed (fragment) : 22 Feb 1844 : (S'ANA 0900) : [no place] : 1 leaf, final page and postscript only; with suggestions for epigraphs to precede the entries for Robert Browning and Mary Shelley in Horne’s forthcoming book, New Spirit of the Age; for Browning, a [cancelled] quotation from James Shirley at the head of the recto ("I dare compare with any man..."), and a quotation from Ben Johnson on the verso ("His learning savours not the school-like gloss..."); "for Mrs. Shelley," two additional Johnson quotations ("A fiction indeed, Chloe, & fit for the fit of a poet"; and "Leap forth: your light it is the nobler made, By being struck out of a shade.") -- 1 autograph letter signed : 3 Dec 1844 : (MISC 1369) : from 50 Wimpole Street : begins, "Not a sound – not a sigh! My dear Mr. Horne, tell me where you abide and what you are doing...".|||To Edward Moxon, publisher and poet : 1 autograph letter signed : [25 Nov 1844] : (MISC 0820b) : from 50 Wimpole Street : upon his sending her a copy of his book of poems; begins, "I am grateful to you for the gift you have sent me -- though very little inclined to think of fulfilling the condition (of not reading it) which is so very common a one to be attached by a poet to his poems ..."; also including, "Surrey seems to have 'been with you' in place of Queen Mab." The letter is tipped into a copy of The Battle of Marathon, shelved wih books under "Browning." Also tipped into the book is a mismatched autograph envelope (MISC 0820a) addressed to Moxon, post-marked 9 Aug 1844; the associated letter is now held by the Morgan Library (cf. P. Kelley et al., The Brownings' Correspondence, v. 9).|||To Clementia Taylor, women's rights activist : 3 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 30 Oct [1843?] : (MISC 1730) : from 50 Wimpole Street : begins, “I feel almost guilty before you for having suffered so many evidences of your kind thoughts of me to pass in silence ...”; with the envelope, bearing postal stamps and black wax seal. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 2 Apr 1845 : (MISC 1729) : from 50 Wimpole Street : begins, “It would give me great pleasure to receive your visit here, but I am an invalid & unable to receive the visits of many whom I regard & esteem ...; with the envelope, bearing postal stamps and black wax seal. -- 1 autograph letter signed : [13 Sep 1851] : (MISC 1731) : from 26 Devonshire Street : begins, “Indeed you _do_ misinterpret me, and I would not, under any circumstances, have left England without writing to you as you desired ...; with the envelope, bearing postal stamp.|||To an unknown recipient : 1 autograph letter signed : 10 Apr [1857?] : (MISC 0001) : from Florence, Casa Guidi : begins, “I must thank you for a letter which is so alive with the heart, hat it goes naturally to mine …”.