The Watsons : autograph portion of the manuscript : [Bath?], [ca. 1805].

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Record ID: 
81930
Accession number: 
MA 1034.2
Author: 
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Credit: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1925.
Description: 
1 item (12 p.) ; 13.3 and 19.2 cm
Notes: 

A portion of the autograph manuscript of an unfinished novel written about 1805. The remainder of the manuscript was held by Mr. L.A. Austen-Leigh and his three sisters as of 1925; in 2011, it was acquired by the Bodleian Library.
Date and place of writing are based on an accompanying autograph letter from William Austen-Leigh.
High reserve.
Part of a collection that includes manuscripts, letters, and notes in Jane Austen's autograph. The collection also includes letters addressed to Austen by James Stanier Clarke and a steel engraving of Austen. Items in the collection are described in 12 individual records (MA 1034.1-12).
Watermark: Fragment "W S" on p2, wove paper. Watermark, beta radiograph, p2. WS.

Provenance: 
Cassandra Austen; given to her niece, Caroline Mary Craven Austen, in 1844; by descent to her nephew, W. Austen-Leigh; donated by Austen-Leigh to a Red Cross Sale at Christie's in London, 1915; purchased by Wernher; Lady Ludlow; sold to the London dealer C.J. Sawyer; purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1925.