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Browning Society



It was founded by F. J. Furnivall and Emily Hickey in 1881 to edit and promote the poetry of Robert Browning

It was dissolved in 1891, although members continued to meet informally for some time after this

It has no connection with the modern Browning Society, founded in 1969, www.browningsociety.org (opens in new window)

What was reforming about it?

Where in Bloomsbury

It was based at UCL in Gower Street

Website of current institution

It no longer exists

Books about it

None found


Its surviving papers are part of the Furnivall collection at King’s College London, ref. Furnivall: 9/1–7; details are available online via the archives catalogue of King’s College (opens in new window)

This page last modified 13 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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