For many decades these papers were accessible to anyone, but it was a fairly coincidental finding by Brian that led to this great discovery.
Special thanks go to Sue Lonoff, the expert on the Brusselsdevoirs, who also provided the translation of the manuscript.
The article will be available on the website of the London Review of Books. The paper version, dated 8 March, will be available this Thursday, 1 March. brusselsbrontelost-bronte-manuscript-discovered