For a great deal of the information given in this
book about the Brontes3 juvenile writings, I am most
indebted to Miss Fanny Ratchford, Bronte Research
Student at the Wrenn Library, University of Texas3
Austin, U.S.A. The extent of Miss Ratchford's work
on the microscopic manuscripts is outlined by her in
an article in the Publications of the Modern Language
Association of America, Vol. XLIII (1928), and I have
also been much enlightened by a valuable letter from
Miss Ratchford on this subject.
I C. W.