The Professor, A Tale. By Currer Bell. Smith, Elder & Co., 1857. Provenance The author's close friend Ellen Nussey, probably acquired near the time of publication; given by Ellen in May 1889 to Sir George John Armytage, 6th baronet of Kirklees (Armytage bookplate and additional printed leaf, c.1889, with full provenance, signed by Ellen Nussey, bound in at the front of each volume); thence by descent.
Brontë, Rev. Patrick Collection of Seven Works in Five Volumes. Provenance Sir George Armytage, and his eldest son G.J. Armytage, of Kirklees Park, their bookplates in (all but the last volume); thence by descent.
Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Smith, Elder & Co., 1846 . Provenance: According to the additional printed leaf bound in (signed by Ellen Nussey) at the beginning of each volume, this copy was presented by the author near the time of publication to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey [However, considering the circumstances of its anonymous publication, and the author's closely guarded secret of her authorship, it may be that this copy was purchased separately by Ellen Nussey, probably on her visit to London in June 1848 (see Winifred Gérin,Charlotte Brontë. The Evolution of Genius,1967, pp.356 ff.)]; subsequently a gift of Ellen's (in May 1889) to Sir George John Armytage, 6th baronet of Kirklees (his bookplate in all volumes); thence by descent.