Books & BookletsThe following items are available through the Gift Gallery on the first floor of the Armstrong Browning Library.
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Italy and the Brownings: Reflections in Stained Glass,
Cynthia A. Burgess.
Published by the Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, 2008. 44 pp. Color Illustrations. $3.50
Cynthia A. Burgess, Curator of Books and Printed Materials at the Armstrong Browning Library, has done an outstanding job of describing the history of the six newest stained glass windows produced by Willet Hauser Architectural Glass of Philadelphia. This colorful booklet beautifully reproduces the windows, describes their intricate detail, and provides a concise insight into the relationship between the Brownings and their beloved Italy.
The Armstrong Browning Library,
Avery T. Sharp and Larry E. Fink.
Published by the Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University, 2007. 62 pp. Color Illustrations. $5.95
Avery Sharp, Research Librarian at the Armstrong Browning Library, and Larry Fink, professor of English at Hardin-Simmons University and chief photographer, have joined forces with the ABL staff to prepare a spectacular array of images and descriptive text.
In his foreword, Director Stephen Prickett states: "We are sure that this building--Dr. Armstrong's lifelong passion--is an architectural jewel-box, and we are delighted for visitors to explore its stained glass windows, its memorabilia, its pictures, and its china collections at your leisure. At the same time, as you will see from the scholars' reading room on the third floor, this is also a serious academic special library.... We hope this booklet ... will enable you to understand more of the Armstrong Browning story and to appreciate further the many treasures we hold on trust in this building."
The Barretts of Jamaica, The Family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
R. A. Barrett.
Published by the Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University, The Browning Society, Wedgestone Press, 2000. 212 pp. Illustrated. $40
Robin Barrett guides the reader easily through Barrett history on the island of Jamaica with the many property transactions, marriages, and family intrigues. The story of the Barretts' connection with Jamaica spans nearly 250 years. This history provides insights into the fluctuation between extreme wealth and financial misfortune that ultimately influenced the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the lives of her family. The author includes valuable explanatory notes, a helpful glossary, and a pedigree with indexes listing the known descendants of Hercie Barrett, the 1655 pioneer.