Autograph Note Signed Elizabeth and Robert Browning, one page, octavo, London, October 21, 1856. On card stock, to the Women’s Hospital in New York. Written in the hand of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Robert Browning adds the place and date, “London, October 21. ’56” beneath his signature.
“With the most earnest wishes for the success of the Woman’s Hospital in New York.”
Signed the year that Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s most ambitious and perhaps most popular longer poem, the verse-novel Aurora Leigh (inspired by her childhood home at Hope End) was published. This was the second of two famous pieces (the other is Sonnets from the Portuguese) which she produced after she met the poet Robert Browning. the drama of their secret courtship and marriage, witnessed by her loyal nurse, after which Browning whisked her off to Italy for most of what remained of her life is an enduring Victorian and literary love story.
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