Doll’s miniatures (detail)
These doll’s items were made by Charlotte while she was employed as governess to Mrs Sidgwick’s family at Stonegappe near Skipton, from May-July 1839. The doll’s house, for which they were made, is at Temple Newsam, Leeds.
It is uncertain if the miniature book was intended for the doll’s house but was ransacked from Charlotte’s portable desk by one of her charges. It contains the fable of ‘The Oak and The Willow’. The start is written in ink, the second half in pencil, with the final page unfinished and marked by salt water, believed to be tears.
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