Guide to the Clement Shorter letter to Mrs. F.L.E. Bellfield
Single, typescript letter dated 1900 January 4. The journalist, editor, collector, and Brontë expert Clement Shorter writes to thank Mrs. F.L.E. Bellfield for a book which he found helpful for his research. Shorter was in the process of editing a new edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë, originally published in 1899. Also mentioned is a forthcoming new edition of The Life of Charlotte Brontë and her sisters, edited by Mrs. Ward Humphry.
- Collection Number
- Clement Shorter letter to Mrs. F. L. E. Bellfield
- Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926
- 0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The collection consists of a single page typescript letter dated 1900 January 4 on The Sphere newspaper's letterhead. Clement Shorter writes to Mrs. F.L.E. Bellfield to thank her for giving him a book which he found helpful in his preparation for a new edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë that he was in the process of editing. The letter also mentions a forthcoming new edition published by Smith & Elder of The Life and Works of Charlotte Brontë, edited by Mrs. Ward Humphry and with an introduction by Shorter.
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[Identification of item], Clement Shorter letter to Mrs. F.L.E. Bellfield, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Clement King Shorter (1857-1926) was a British journalist, literary critic, and collector of Brontëana. He was the editor of The Sphere: An illustrated newspaper for the home, which he founded in 1900. A Brontë expert, Shorter edited Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1988). Shorter's own works include two books about Charlotte Brontë and two about the Brontë family.
Clement Shorter papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Baskin, Lisa Unger, former owner
- Bellfield, F. L. E., Mrs.
- Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
- Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
- Lisa Unger Baskin Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
- Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920
The Clement Shorter letter to Mrs. F.L.E. Bellfield was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.
Processed by Megan E. Lewis, April 2017
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS435