Jane Austen Family Books Made Digital for First Time

Posted on December 19, 2011 by


Note: The material has been digitized but it’s not on the web, at least not yet. Until then, for those of you who don’t reside in the UK, here’s a reason (if you’re in search of one) to jet on over.

From the BBC:

Original material previously only available to scholars can now be freely viewed on computers at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester.

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The “rare and precious” material includes digital copies of eight music books known to have been enjoyed by the author, a manuscript verse book given to her sister Cassandra in 1837 and a notebook containing her niece Caroline’s recollections.

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