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J is for Jane Austen

Posted on 19th October 2016

In 2014 student conservators in the Books Conservation department at West Dean College worked on a rare piece of manuscript. Written in Jane Austen's own hand in 1814, and making comments in relation to her brother's sermons, it was revealed at the college for the first time in over one hundred and twenty years. It is known that Jane Austen often assisted her brother, The Revd. James Austen in copying his sermons.

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