Barrett Browning love letters“I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett …”

So begins the first love letter to 19th century poet Elizabeth Barrett from her future husband, fellow poet Robert Browning.

Now, in honor of Valentine’s Day, their 573 love letters, which capture their courtship, their blossoming love and their forbidden marriage, are available online for the first time as part of a digitization collaboration between Wellesley and Baylor University in Texas.

(READ the AP story in the GuardianSee the letters online here)

[Editor’s Note: The website of digital letters may be very busy today and may not be working optimally.]

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