Young Charlotte Brontë's early writings were sold at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair for 1,25 million USD. The future star of English literature, the author of the cult work “Jane Eyre” wrote her first poems at the age of thirteen in 1829. The manuscript, written in a small book the size of an envelope, was found between the pages of a XIX century school textbook and sold at auction in 1916 for 520 USD. The current purchaser of the rarity wished to remain anonymous, reports vokrugsveta.ru. As notes the publication, in recent years, the British authorities, the Bronte Family Museum in the village of Haworth and local libraries have begun to buy the early manuscripts of the Bronte sisters.
So, more than 20 million USD were raised to purchase a collection of documents, among which was a rare manuscript of poems by Emily Bronte in 2021.