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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

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.

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

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Item List

 

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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P1-P2
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 Accession / P Number: P3
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert Browning in his later years.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P4
Description: Photographic postcard portrait of Robert Browning in his later years.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P5-P6
Description: 2 different cabinet card portraits of Robert Browning in his later years.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P7
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (photographic reproduction of a painting?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P8-P9
Description: 2 variant carte-de-visite portraits of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P10
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Mrs. (Alexandra Leighton) Sutherland Orr.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P11
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Monsieur Milsand.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P12
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of David Eckley, 1868.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P13
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Miss (Ellen) Heaton.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P14-P18
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 Accession / P Number: P19
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Imogen Kirkup.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P20
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of the housekeeper to R. Browning Sr. / & 'Sarianna'.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P21
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P22
Description: Cabinet card portrait of Willie Bracken.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P23
Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P24
Description: Photograph of a ring and fob with a lock of Robert Browning's hair.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P25
Description: Photographic reproduction of an engraving of Robert Burns.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P27-P30
Description: Views of Coddington family grave stones.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P31
Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Ellen Heaton.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0001
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0002-0003
Description: 2 variant portraits of Hugh Morison Miller, wearing a kilt.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0004
Description: Cabinet card portrait of Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning, 6 April 1892.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0005
Description: Cabinet card portrait of Sarianna Browning, April 1892.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0006
Description: Portrait of Dr. Robert Rainy, 29 December 1904.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0007
Description: Portrait of Hugh Miller(?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0008
Description: Cabinet card portrait of Jean Morison Campbell and Hugh Morison Miller (her son) with a dog.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0009
Description: Portrait of Gen. Gordon.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0010-0024
Description: 15 identical vignetted cabinet card portraits of Hugh Miller.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0025-0031
Description: 7 identical photographic postcard portraits of an unidentified girl (Jean Morison Campbell's daughter?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0032-0033
Description: Duplicate carte-de-visite portraits of Hugh Morison Miller at age 3, 19 July 1883.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0034-0035
Description: Duplicate carte-de-visite portraits of Hugh Morison Miller as a child, wearing a kilt.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0036
Description: Very small, faded contact print of Sarianna Browning.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0037
Description: View of Hetland Cottage.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0038
Description: Portrait of Hugh Morison Miller with a doll; mounted, with illegible initials on the mount.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0039
Description: View of Morison house.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0040
Description: Portrait of Robert "Pen" Barrett Browning in Asolo (Veneto, Italy), 1911.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0041
Description: View of Thomas Carlyle's grave.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0042
Description: Portrait of Dr. Rainy holding his infant grandson.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0043
Description: Portrait of Hugh Morison Miller with a dog; mounted, with illegible initials on the mount.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0044
Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman (Mrs. Sutherland Orr?).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0045
Description: Portrait of Hugh Morison Miller as a young man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0076:0046-0048
Description: 3 original prints of a portrait of an unidentified girl (Jean Morison Campbell's daughter?).
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0001
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0002
Description: Framed portrait of "Hugh Miller & Hugh Morison Miller / his son / JMCMM / HM."
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0019
Description: Portrait of Jean Morison Campbell, standing; mounted on a card.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0020
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0021
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 Accession / P Number: 988:0122:0004
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert Browning.
 
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PH LF OV Box, Medium Accession / P Number: 957:0072:0001
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0013-0014
Description: Glass negatives of Hugh Morison Miller and a dog.
 
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PH FC 1.3 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0015
Description: Glass negative of Jean Morison Campbell, Hugh Morison Miller, and a dog.
 
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PH FC 1.3 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0016
Description: Glass negative of an unidentified man (Hugh Morison Miller?) and a doll.
 
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PH FC 1.3 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0017
Description: Glass negative of 2 unidentified men and 2 unidentified women, seated.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0003
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0004
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0005
Description: Stereo daguerreotype of Margaret Morris Browning.
 
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PH LF Cased Images Box 1 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0006
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0007
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0008
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0009
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0010
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 Accession / P Number: 981:0077:0011-0012
Description: Daguerreotypes in metal frames of two young women, one of whom is Jean Morison Campbell.
 

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 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

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