Collection inventory

Finding Aids

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Collection

An inventory of her collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: SEH
Date: Nov 1993

Revision history:
16 Nov 2005 EAD file created (MRR)
13 Jun 2007 changed inventory to SC format (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861
Title: Elizabeth Barrett Browning Collection
Dates: 1857-1946
Quantity: 12 items (SC)
Abstract: Three holograph hymns for children, two holograph copies of a poem, an undelivered 1857 letter to Napoleon III requesting the pardon of Victor Hugo, and three pages of notes (photocopies). Also, a centenary publication which marked Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 1846 marriage registration.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

English poet.


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Subject Headings


Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861


Poets, English, 19th century
Women poets

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of George and Lena Arents

Table of Contents





SC 113 Browning to Napoleon III Apr 1857 - ALS with envelope in red leather case (damaged) with holograph note: "Letter to the Emperor Napoleon III. Never sent." (4 p.)
SC 113 Hymns undated - "By the Children"; "Hymn 2. By the Children"; "A Hymn for Children." 4 p. signed holograph ms., typescript copy
SC 113 "Wisdom Unapplied" undated - 2 p. signed holograph ms.; 4 p. unsigned holograph ms. inserted into a blue leather book containing typescript and illuminated copies; 2 photocopies
SC 113 Notes undated - photocopies of miscellaneous holograph notes
SC 113 Marriage centenary 1946 - publication with a copy of Browning's and Barrett's marriage registration