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As Branwell Bronte died on 24 September 1848, we thought we’d do quick search to see if we could find any newspaper reports of his death.
We found this fascinating obituary in ‘The Leeds Times’ of Saturday 30 September 1848.
The complimentary nature of this obituary certainly acts as a contrast to the stories about Branwell that were published between 1850 and 1899.
The Archive contains numerous stories about the Bronte family. To find these stories, just do a search for Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte or Patrick Bronte, and then use the date filtering option to navigate to the period that you wish to read about. British Newspaper Archive