Raymond Biswanger Slide Collection
The Brontës: 1846
On 19 August 1846, Charlotte Brontë took her father to Manchester for his cataract operation. The procedure was performed by William James Wilson, who operated out of lodgings in unprepossessing Boundary Street.
On the day of Reverend Patrick Brontë's operation, Charlotte received back the manuscript of The Professor, curtly refused by a sixth publisher. Shortly after that, she began to write Jane Eyre.
Charlotte Brontë plaque, Boundary Street, Manchester [20 June 1992]
Briar Fields on the site of 83 Mount Pleasant, Boundary Street, Manchester [20 June 1992]