pp. iii-iv Author: Adams, Amber M.
Found: The ‘Lost’ Portrait of Emily Brontë
pp. 85-103 Author: Heywood, Christopher
An illustration in
The Library at Ponden Hall
pp. 104-149 Author: Duckett, Bob
Abstract:The long-established Heaton family of Ponden Hall (also known as Ponden House), 2½ miles (4 km) west of Haworth, was important to the people of Haworth, the Brontë family included. This article considers the remarkable library at Ponden Hall to which the Brontës had access. Hitherto, the contents of this library have been known only by a poorly compiled auctioneer’s sale catalogue. An improved version of this catalogue has been compiled. The role of the library in the Brontës’ extensive knowledge of literature, travel and law is considered. An abridged version of this revised catalogue is appended to this article as an appendix.