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Browning family:

Photography Collection Literary File at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Browning family
Title: Browning family Literary File (Large Alphabet)
Abstract: The Browning family Literary File consists of 100 photographs, most of which are portraits of various people, including Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Robert's sister Sarianna.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00281
Extent: 100 items
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Browning family Literary File consists of 100 photographs, most of which are portraits of various people, including Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Robert's sister Sarianna. There are also images of Sarianna's friend Jean Morison Campbell and members of her family. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Material

The Ransom Center also holds manuscript materials related to the Browning family.


Item List

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LA:Box 1 Description: 2 different carte-de-visite portraits (one bust and one full-length) of Robert Browning as a middle aged man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert Browning in his later years.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Photographic postcard portrait of Robert Browning in his later years.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 2 different cabinet card portraits of Robert Browning in his later years.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (photographic reproduction of a painting?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 2 variant carte-de-visite portraits of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Mrs. (Alexandra Leighton) Sutherland Orr.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Monsieur Milsand.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of David Eckley, 1868.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Miss (Ellen) Heaton.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 5 different carte-de-visite portraits of Willie Bracken (P15-P17 are apparently from the same sitting and possibly P18 also).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Imogen Kirkup.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of the "housekeeper to R. Browning Sr. / & 'Sarianna'."
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Cabinet card portrait of Willie Bracken.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Photograph of a ring and fob with a lock of Robert Browning's hair.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Photographic reproduction of an engraving of Robert Burns.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Views of Coddington family grave stones.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Ellen Heaton.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Cabinet card portrait of Jean Morison Campbell and Hugh Morison Miller (her son) with a dog (same image as 981:0077:0001).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 2 variant portraits of Hugh Morison Miller, wearing a kilt.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Cabinet card portrait of Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning, 6 April 1892.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Cabinet card portrait of Sarianna Browning, April 1892.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Dr. Robert Rainy, 29 December 1904.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Hugh Miller(?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Cabinet card portrait of Jean Morison Campbell and Hugh Morison Miller (her son) with a dog.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Gen. Gordon.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 15 identical vignetted cabinet card portraits of Hugh Miller.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 7 identical photographic postcard portraits of an unidentified girl (Jean Morison Campbell's daughter?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Duplicate carte-de-visite portraits of Hugh Morison Miller at age 3, 19 July 1883.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Duplicate carte-de-visite portraits of Hugh Morison Miller as a child, wearing a kilt.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Very small, faded contact print of Sarianna Browning.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: View of Hetland Cottage.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Hugh Morison Miller with a doll; mounted, with illegible initials on the mount.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: View of Morison house.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning in Asolo (Veneto, Italy), 1911.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: View of Thomas Carlyle's grave.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Dr. Rainy holding his infant grandson.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Hugh Morison Miller with a dog; mounted, with illegible initials on the mount.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman (Mrs. Sutherland Orr?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Hugh Morison Miller as a young man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: 3 original prints of a portrait of an unidentified girl (Jean Morison Campbell's daughter?).
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Framed portrait of "Jean M.C. Miller-Morison & Hugh Morison Miller / her son / JMCMM / HM" with a dog (same image as 981:0076:0001).
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Framed portrait of "Hugh Miller & Hugh Morison Miller / his son / JMCMM / HM."
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of Jean Morison Campbell, standing; mounted on a card.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Side view of a horse and carriage with an unidentified man seated as if ready to go; mounted on a card.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman and child (Sarianna Browning with her nephew, Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning, as a child?); mounted on a card with illegible initials.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert Browning.
 
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PH LF OV Box, Medium Description: Portrait of Robert Browning; mounted on board; original mount recto covered with old adhesive; photographer's identification embossed in lower right corner of image; handwritten beneath image in black ink: "Copyright. direct from life 1889. Mrs. F.W.A. Myers."; handwritten in same hand, lower center of original mount: "'I was always a fighter, so one fight more / The best and the last'."
 
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PH FC 1.3 Description: Glass negatives of Hugh Morison Miller and a dog.
 
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PH FC 1.3 Description: Glass negative of Jean Morison Campbell, Hugh Morison Miller, and a dog.
 
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PH FC 1.3 Description: Glass negative of an unidentified man (Hugh Morison Miller?) and a doll.
 
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PH FC 1.3 Description: Glass negative of 2 unidentified men and 2 unidentified women, seated.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Hand-colored, 3/4 left profile portrait of an unidentified older woman, seated; in a morocco case.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Hand-colored, 3/4 length portrait of an unidentifed young man (Pen Browning?), standing; in a morocco case, with ornate clasps, stamped on back: "Ross & Thomson / Edinburgh."
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Stereo daguerreotype of Margaret Morris Browning.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Tinted ambrotype of Margaret Morris Browning, seated at a table; in a leather case stamped: "Ross & Thomson."
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Tinted ambrotype of Jean Morison Campbell? in a blue dress; in a leather case stamped: "Ross & Thomson." This is the same woman pictured in 981:0077:0009, 0011.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Tinted ambrotype of Jean Morison Campbell? in a striped dress; in a leather case stamped: "Ross & Thomson." This is the same woman pictured in 981:0077:0012.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Damaged tinted ambrotype of Jean Morison Campbell? in a checked dress. This is the same woman pictured in 981:0077:0007, 0011.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Ambrotype of an unidentified man, standing, holding a cane; with a damaged leather case.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Description: Daguerreotypes in metal frames of two young women, one of whom is Jean Morison Campbell.
 



Literary File (Large Alphabet): Browning family--Index of Photographers

  • Bassano, Alexander--P4-P5
  • Bingham, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1825-1870--P8-P9
  • C. Carruthers & Sons--981:0076:0041
  • Crooke, William, d. 1928--981:0076:0001, 0008, 0033, 0045; 981:0077:0001
  • Elliott & Fry--P3, P7, P10-P11; 988:0122:0004
  • Fratelli Alinari--P19
  • Fratelli D'Alessandri--P1-P2
  • Géruzet frères--981:0076:0009
  • Grove, W. H. (William Henry), 1858-1937--P6, P21; 981:0076:0004-0005
  • Hood, T. L.--P24
  • Lafayette Ltd.--P22
  • Lavaud, H. (Henri)--P18
  • Leblanc, C. L. (Christian Louis), b. 1805--P14-P17
  • Maull & Fox--981:0077:0019
  • Michel--P20, P31
  • Moffat, John, 1819-1894- --981:0076:0006, 0042
  • Moryson, T. A. (Thomas Arthur), 1856-1912--981:0076:0032, 0034-0035
  • Myers, E. W. H. (Eveleen W. H.), 1856-1937--957:0072:0001
  • Presbrey-Leland Studios--P29-P30
  • Rae, James, photographer--981:0076:0037
  • Randegger, F.--P12
  • Reid, S., photographer--981:0076:0046-0048
  • Ross & Thomson--981:0077:0004, 0006-0008
  • Tassell (Carlisle, England)--981:0076:0044
  • Underwood & Underwood--P23
  • Wiegand, Ottilie--P13