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The Knight Family Bookplates

When young Edward Austen was adopted by Thomas Knight II and his wife Catherine, he inherited more than just the three estates of Godmersham Park, Chawton House, and the Steventon Manor House – he also inherited the Knight family [...]

2019-02-08T10:42:55+00:008th February 2019|Library Blog|

2018 Highlights!

This has been a busy year for us, with staff and volunteers battling the snowy elements in March and welcoming visitors in the sweltering heat over summer. Much has changed, most notably our name, when at the beginning of [...]

2018-12-19T11:28:46+00:0018th December 2018|CHL Celebrates|

PhD Research at Chawton House

Alison Daniell is studying for a PhD at the University of Southampton, researching attitudes to married women’s property ownership in female-authored fiction of the long eighteenth century. Here she talks about her experiences of researching at Chawton House: "I am [...]

2018-12-17T14:12:23+00:0017th December 2018|Library Blog|

Reading with Austen

In the summer of 2015, Professor Peter Sabor from McGill University, Canada, came to Chawton House as a Visiting Fellow for a month. He spent most of his time in the vaults researching the Knight book collection, many of [...]

2018-10-10T10:04:19+00:0010th October 2018|Library Blog|