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15 hours ago

Chawton House Library

We enjoyed a lively and enlightening conference today on 'Writing Art: women writers as art critics in the long eighteenth century'. The day included a tour by Stephen Lloyd (Knowsley Hall) of the portraits at Chawton House, talks from Susanna Avery-Quash (National Gallery), Emma Barker (Open University), Isabelle Baudino (Ecole Normale Superieure) and Carl Thompson (St Mary's, Twickenham), and some great conversations about Maria Graham, Germaine de Staël and many others. Thank you to all who took part. ... See moreSee less

We enjoyed a lively and enlightening conference today on Writing Art: women writers as art critics in the long eighteenth century. The day included a tour by Stephen Lloyd (Knowsley Hall) of the portraits at Chawton House, talks from Susanna Avery-Quash (National Gallery), Emma Barker (Open University), Isabelle Baudino (Ecole Normale Superieure) and Carl Thompson (St Marys, Twickenham), and some great conversations about Maria Graham, Germaine de Staël and many others. Thank you to all who took part.

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Thank you for hosting!! It was really enjoyable - and very informative, I learned a lot!

2 days ago

Chawton House Library

To coincide with tomorrow's conference on women writers as art critics in the long eighteenth century, we will be displaying books, illustrations and other artefacts surrounding the travel writer and illustrator Maria Graham (1785-1842). For more information, please go to:
chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/conference-writing-art-women-writers-as-art-critics-in-the-long-eightee...
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To coincide with tomorrows conference on women writers as art critics in the long eighteenth century, we will be displaying books, illustrations and other artefacts surrounding the travel writer and illustrator Maria Graham (1785-1842). For more information, please go to:
https://chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/conference-writing-art-women-writers-as-art-critics-in-the-long-eighteenth-century/

4 days ago

Chawton House Library

Welcome home, Jane! Today a complete set of Jane Austen novels from her family's library were returned to us here at Chawton House Library - all the way from Texas! Kindly returned home by Sandra Clark, who has been collecting Austen editions for more than forty years. It was on recently showing the set of books to Professor Janine Barchas that a remarkable discovery was made: the entire set features the Knight family bookplate. These pictures show the presentation of the books by Prof Janine Barchas to our Executive Director, Dr Gillian Dow, and the bookplate which shows they belonged to Montagu George Knight, the son of Jane Austen's nephew, Edward Knight. Visit our website for the full story:
chawtonhouse.org/2017/02/welcome-back-home-jane/
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Welcome home, Jane! Today a complete set of Jane Austen novels from her familys library were returned to us here at Chawton House Library - all the way from Texas! Kindly returned home by Sandra Clark, who has been collecting Austen editions for more than forty years. It was on recently showing the set of books to Professor Janine Barchas that a remarkable discovery was made: the entire set features the Knight family bookplate. These pictures show the presentation of the books by Prof Janine Barchas to our Executive Director, Dr Gillian Dow, and the bookplate which shows they belonged to Montagu George Knight, the son of Jane Austens nephew, Edward Knight. Visit our website for the full story:
https://chawtonhouse.org/2017/02/welcome-back-home-jane/

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Cool!

Fabulous! Chawton House is on the bucket list!

That's marvellous! What lovely fun to bring them home! A generosity of heart that will benefit so many. Thank you so much, Professor Janine Barchas 💞👏💐

Fantastic!

Well done Janine!!!

Wow - amazing!!

Looking forward to seeing them at Chawton.

Yay wonderful

Glad to hear that you didn't get knocked on the head by a DFW stewardess on the way back home. Thanks for your visit, Gillian. Au revoir!

Awesome!📚

Sharny Yoko InCREDIBLE

Kylie Kaye Betty Siemaszko

Fantastic find and hiw generous to donate them to the Chawton House. There's more to be learned every day about Jane Austen.

Quite lovely xx

What a magnanimous gift.

So beautiful!

Loved your presentation in Dallas! Come back and see us again ❤

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4 days ago

Chawton House Library

Lovely reviews on TripAdvisor about our Snowdrop Days. We had two very busy Sundays and had a great time introducing our property to so many visitors! 😊 ... See moreSee less

Lovely reviews on TripAdvisor about our Snowdrop Days. We had two very busy Sundays and had a great time introducing our property to so many visitors! 😊

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We went but without the tour. We were welcomed and given all the information needed. The snowdrops were fabulous, and made for a lovely walk.

Chawton House Library is a bit of a hidden gem, I think had Michael Harris not found his new job there, working with the Chawton House Shire Horses, we would not of known about it!! A really beautiful place and your head gardener, Andrew, is a true wealth of knowledge. I look forward to many more visits and have recommended highly to all.

This afternoon, in Dallas, Gillian Dow will be speaking to the Jane Austen Society of North America - North Texas branch. Among other topics of discussion, this letter, from 1814: a recent donation to Chawton House Library by North American friend Deborah Barnum of Vermont, bought from a Maine bookseller. Global Jane Austen indeed! Thank you Deborah. And all who are making their way across Dallas for the talk. ... See moreSee less

This afternoon, in Dallas, Gillian Dow will be speaking to the Jane Austen Society of North America - North Texas branch. Among other topics of discussion, this letter, from 1814: a recent donation to Chawton House Library by North American friend Deborah Barnum of Vermont, bought from a Maine bookseller. Global Jane Austen indeed! Thank you Deborah. And all who are making their way across Dallas for the talk.

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Thank you, Deb. Only you could have spotted this gem.

Who is the letter from, and to whom was it written? What's it about?