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Jane Austen autograph manuscript: 'Volume the first', Completed 3 Jun 1793

MS. Don. e. 7, 7*/1
Held at the Weston Library

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Digital surrogate of Jane Austen autograph manuscript: 'Volume the First'

Digital surrogate of Jane Austen autograph manuscript: 'Volume the First'
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'Volume the First', holograph fair copies, completed 3 Jun 1793, of early works by Jane Austen, with a few corrections.

A pencil note inside the front cover reads 'For my brother Charles', and an explanatory note by C.E.A. [Casandra Austen] is pasted below it.


  1. MS. Don. e. 7: original manuscript
  2. MS. Don. e. 7*/1: fragments removed from the manuscript volume (MS. Don. e. 7)


  • Creation: Completed 3 Jun 1793


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Don. e. 7, 7*/1

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogate available in Digital Bodleian.

A digital surrogate, with transcript, is also available at Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts.

Physical Facet

Remains of calf spine; faded marbled boards.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom