Seriously, I can barely write my name legibly.

According the Guardian, the Huntington Library in California has acquired 52 "unpublished letters, poems and other material" from Jane Austen's mother's family, the Leighs of Adlestrop. The "deeply personal" papers feature the work of six generations of the Leigh family and the Huntington apparently hopes they "will help people develop a more vivid understanding of Austen’s immediate world". While the connection between these materials and Austen's own writing is pretty tenuous, Austen fans are always excited to find out more about her family—and (at least in my case) admire their handwriting.
Posted by: Julianka


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