Tiny Brontë, Big Price
Manuscript, sold for $1.1 million, leaves England; magazine complements books in Harvard collection.
A handwritten magazine created by the young Charlotte Brontë has been sold at auction at Sotheby's in London for $1.1 million, according to the New York Times. The buyer is a museum in Paris. The sale deflates the hopes of the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, England, which had been guaranteed more than $900,000 from National Heritage funds to bid for the text in an attempt to keep the 1.5-by-2.5-inch manuscript in England; it owns four parts of the six-part series (the sixth work is untraced).
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