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Q & A with Christina Boyd

Christina Boyd, editor of YULETIDE, created and collated a Christmas Anthology with all the proceeds going to Chawton House. Below we discover the story behind the work... Where did the inspiration for YULETIDE come from? After wrapping up a [...]

2019-02-28T13:29:10+01:0028th February 2019|CHL Celebrates|

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+01:008th 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+01:0018th 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+01:0017th December 2018|Library Blog|