4 hours ago
Our intern for May and June, Ryan Adams, leaves tomorrow. You can read his blog about his work on the 'Unguide' project here: chawtonhouse.org/2017/06/the-unguide-project/
We wish him all the best for the future. ... See moreSee less
Good luck Ryan!
8 hours ago
Pictured here are another two books with the Montagu Knight bookplate that have been purchased and donated back to Chawton House Library thanks to the generosity of a group of North American Friends of Chawton House Library. These books can be found in the Godmersham Park Library catalogue of 1818 - the library belonging to the Knight family, and Austen's brother Edward, that Jane Austen herself knew and loved. ... See moreSee less
1 day ago
Our woman writer of the month Germaine de Staël is featured alongside Jane Austen on a series of postcards titled ‘Famous Authors and Poets’. These were illustrated by Basil Merrett in the early to mid nineteenth century. You can see these postacards in our #FickleFortunes exhibition #WomenWrites ... See moreSee less
We have been extremely busy this week with group tours. This group are the JASIT Jane Austen Society of Italy, in our lower reading room, where they enjoyed seeing an original letter by Jane Austen, and her 'Sir Charles Grandison' manuscript. Thanks to all the volunteers who make giving tours to groups possible! ... See moreSee less
We had our Italian friends in Alton last weekend from our twin town of Comitato Gemellaggi di Montecchio Maggiorei they also enjoyed a visit..