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Facsimiles of letters by Jane Austen and poems by James Austen

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MS. Facs. d. 92, fols. 1-44
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Jane Austen, holograph letters. Comprises:

  1. (fol. 1) to her brother Francis, 1805-1813 (nos. 40-42, 68, 81, 85 in ed. by R.W. Chapman, 1952), with one from Lady Chandos to her daughter Mary Brydges, Constantinople 6 May 1686 (British Museum Add. MS. 42180)
  2. (fol. 15) to her sister Cassandra, 5 September 1796 (no. 5) (penes Harold Murdock, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.), 28 December 1798 (no. 16) (penes Oliver R. Barrett), 20 February 1807 (no. 50) (Penes R.B. Adam), 10 January 1809 (no. 63) (Maine Historical Society), 26 October 1813 (no. 89) (penes Mrs. Henry Burke)
  3. (fol. 24) to Anne Sharp, 22 May 1817 (no. 145) (penes Miss. A.D. Sillar)
  4. (fol. 26) James Austen, seven poems (3 incomplete), holograph, 3 dated 1812 and 1814 (penes Captain Ernest Leigh Austen R.N.)


  • Creation: originals dated between 1686 and 1817


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Facs. d. 92, fols. 1-44

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8130


Facsimiles of letters by Jane Austen and poems by James Austen.

Biographical / Historical

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was a novelist. For more details see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Robert William Chapman, Oct 1953.

Physical Facet

Photographs, positive and negative photostats

Facsimiles of letters by Jane Austen and poems by James Austen
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