Robert Browning’s 200th Birthday

Monday, May 7 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of renowned Victorian poet Robert Browning. Special Collections owns a treasure trove of Browning items, including first and rare editions of his works, books once owned by Browning, and first and rare editions of works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert’s wife and a famous poet in her own right. Special Collections is displaying some of these unique items in a small exhibit in our reference room starting Monday – come see an example of Browning’s handwriting!

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