Jane Austen Manuscript Collections


MS 0020 Alberta H. & Henry G. Burke Papers & Jane Austen Research Collection, 1811-1996 

Correspondence, scrapbooks, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on Jane Austen; and memorabilia collected by the Burkes over their lifetimes. 

MS 0028 Jane Austen Society of North America Archives

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) was founded in 1979 by Joan Austen-Leigh, Henry G. Burke, and J. David Grey, all members of the Chawton, England-based Jane Austen Society.  The founders met in England during celebrations of the bi-centennial of Jane Austen’s birth in 1975 and later decided to create a similar organization for fans of Jane Austen based in North America. The Archives consists of Jane Austen Society of North America, Inc.'s operational records including records of meetings, correspondence, publications, finances, and local chapter information.  Included in the Archives are the collections of  J. David Grey  and Jean Long.

MS 0048  Clive Caplan's Collection of Henry Austen and Jane Austen

Caplan, a JASNA life member, collected materials on Henry Austen's (Jane's brother) life in military, financial, and political arenas as well as the historical background of Jane Austen’s work and life. 

MS 0050  Barbara Winn Adams Papers and Jane Austen Research Collection, 1815-1991

This collection contains personal materials including correspondence and photographs, records of book collecting, and a collection of articles about Jane Austen and her works, both as individual articles and whole journal issues.  

MS 0060 Jane Austen Memorabilia Collection

This collection contains items such as Jane Austen games, buttons, souvenirs, and commemoration pieces.