Jane Austen autograph manuscript: 'Volume the First'
'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.
- Creation: Completed 3 Jun 1793
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CMD ID 12588
Biographical / Historical
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a novelist.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, no. 39131.
Bequeathed in 1817 to the author’s sister Cassandra Austen (1773-1845); on her death passed to their youngest brother, Charles (1779-1852), and then by descent to his eldest daughter, Cassandra Esten (1808-1897), and to Cassandra Esten’s nieces, the daughters of Charles’s son Charles John Austen.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought from H. Deacon through R.W. Chapman and given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1933.
- First edited by R.W. Chapman (Oxford, 1933), and in complete works, vi (Oxford, 1954), 3-75.
- Jane Austen autograph manuscript: 'Volume the First', completed 3 Jun 1793
- 1991; EAD version 2019
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