Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts Online

Togeth­er, Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty and King’s Col­lege Lon­don are lead­ing a three year effort to unite in one dig­i­tal archive the sur­viv­ing man­u­scripts of Jane Austen’s fic­tion. Since 1845, these texts have been dis­persed among libraries and pri­vate col­lec­tions. Now, they’re get­ting back togeth­er, at least vir­tu­al­ly. When fin­ished, the dig­i­tal col­lec­tion will include every man­u­script Austen pro­duced, start­ing dur­ing her youth (around 11 years old) and end­ing with her death at age 41. You can start review­ing some of the first man­u­scripts brought online here, and get more back­ground on the project here. Good find by Kot­tke.

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