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Letters (2) : to J.P. Morgan : New York, 1919 Apr. 26 and 1920 Apr. 17.

Author: Ernest Dressel North; J P Morgan
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Offering for sale a group of 41 letters from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, from the Alfred Morrison collection, and noting, in response to Morgan's inquiry, that no manuscripts of major Austen novels exist, "either in a library, museum, or among members of the family," saying that "The present living descendent, Mr. W. Austen-Leigh ... states 'that Jane Austen did not preserve the manuscripts of the novels  Read more...
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Named Person: Jane Austen; Alfred Morrison
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Dressel North; J P Morgan
OCLC Number: 270928431
Notes: J.P. Morgan Jr. paid $3000 for the collection offered; see invoice dated 1920 May 6. The collection was accessioned as MA 977 and is now in the Morgan Library.
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Offering for sale a group of 41 letters from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, from the Alfred Morrison collection, and noting, in response to Morgan's inquiry, that no manuscripts of major Austen novels exist, "either in a library, museum, or among members of the family," saying that "The present living descendent, Mr. W. Austen-Leigh ... states 'that Jane Austen did not preserve the manuscripts of the novels she published, '" and adding "I fear, therefore, no one will ever be able to secure an original manuscript."

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