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Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Autograph manuscript of a plan of a novel, according to hints from various quarters [circa 1815]
23.3 cm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1925; MA 1034.1

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Autograph note concerning the "Profits of my Novels, over and above the £600 in the Navy Fives" ca. March 1817
9.4 x 11.4 cm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr.,1925; MA 1034.5

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
A portion of the autograph manuscript of The Watsons, an unfinished novel written ca. 1804
13.3 and 19.2 cm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1920; MA 1034.2

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Steel engraving after a sketch by Cassandra Austen; evidently executed as a frontispiece portrait for James Edward Austen-Leigh's biography of Austen entitled A Memoir of Jane Austen
London: Richard Bentley, 1870
Oval image: 120 x 96 mm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1925; MA 1034.12

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Autograph letter signed, dated Bath, 2 June 1799, to Cassandra Austen
22.5 cm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1920; MA 977.4

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Autograph manuscript of a brief poem on Captain Foote's marriage to Miss Patten
50 x 115 mm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1925; MA 1034.3

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Autograph letter signed, dated Godmersham, 20–22 June 1808, to Cassandra Austen
22.6 cm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1920; MA 977.16

Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Lady Susan
Autograph manuscript, written ca. 1794–95 and transcribed in fair copy soon after 1805
Purchased in 1947; MA 1226

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