Jane Austen’s library

Chawton Library1.jpgNext to  Chawton’s church you find the library where the  Knight Collection was put together over generations, and books in this collection date from the early 1500s. The majority of the collection dates from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

At one time, this collection was owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward, who was adopted into the Knight family, and as such it was a library known to and used by Jane Austen herself.


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