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John Nussey's copy of The Life of Charlotte Bronte. 
At Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers

John Nussey (1794-1862), was Royal Apothecary and brother of Ellen Nussey (Charlotte Bronte's lifelong friend).

John Nussey's Court Dress.



Previous Updates


February 2019

Is this an 1850s copy of an 1840s photo?
Two links added:
i) An early example of a daguerreotype copy of a daguerreotype (Mathew Brady's photo of the artist Thomas Cole c1846).
ii) Example of a daguerreotype copy of a daguerreotype showing how it was copied at an angle.
See section "Copying Daguerreotypes in the 1840s & 1850s."

June 2019

Dedicated Facebook Group established.
(external link)
"A forum for people to discuss the 'Bronte sisters photograph"


September 2019

Portrait of John Nicholson
by John Hunter Thompson? (external link).

 John Hunter Thompson
Extract from 'Some Old Bradford Artists'

Anne Bronte page revised.

The Problem with Anne Bronte.



 A collection of mid 19th century Daguerreotypes produced by Mathew Brady’s studio (1844–1860).