The Morgan Library Hosts an Exhibit on Charlotte Brontë

By Maryann Yin 

Charlotte Brontë Portrait 200 (GalleyCat)The Morgan Library & Museum is currently hosting the “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will” exhibit. This program was organized to mark the two centuries that have passed since the 1816 birth of the Jane Eyre novelist (pictured, via).

Some of the items on display includes a writing desk, letters, and manuscripts. The closing date has been scheduled for January 2, 2017.

According to the organization’s website, this exhibition “marks an historic collaboration between the Morgan, which holds one of the world’s most important collections of Brontë manuscripts and letters, and the Brontë Parsonage Museum, in Haworth, England, which has loaned a variety of key items including the author’s earliest surviving miniature manuscript, her portable writing desk and paintbox, and a blue floral dress she wore in the 1850s. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a portion of the original manuscript of Jane Eyre, on loan from the British Library and being shown in the U.S. for the first time, open to the page on which Jane asserts her ‘independent will.'”