Jane Austen's The Watsons

The Bodleian Libraries have acquired the only original draft novel manuscript of hers to have survived, it is incomplete and has never been published as a novel. Titled 'The Watsons' by one of Jane Austen's descendents, the manuscriped was sold at auction on 14 July 

Jane Austen's manuscript of The Watsons
Jane Austen's manuscript of The Watsons
Applicant: 
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Location: 
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Broad Street, OXFORD, OX1 3BG
Region: 
South East England
Grant awarded: 
£894,700
Year awarded: 
2011