Die Bibliothek in Chawton House in Alton in Hampshire, Südengland, bezeichnet sich selbst als „home to early women’s writing“:
Our books and manuscript collection contains over 4,500 rare and early editions of works by women writers in the period 1660 – 1860.
Our historic collection focuses on women’s literature in English, with manuscripts, rare and early editions, and for some works, the only known surviving copy. This is supplemented by an extensive collection of scholarship on women writers and the long eighteenth century, alongside contemporary editions.
Search the collection with our online catalogue.https://chawtonhouse.org/the-library/using-the-library/
Zum Haus, in dem die Bibliothek untergebracht ist:
Discover the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s letters, now sensitively restored, relax in the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, and find inspiration in the lives and works of our women writers.
We foster research and understanding of early women writers, restoring them to their rightful place in the history of English literature and enabling them to speak directly to – and inspire – future generations.
We have a unique collection of women’s writing which is accessible to anyone who wishes to use it. Many of the works in the collection were entirely neglected throughout the twentieth century – research carried out here is helping to put these books and their authors back on the intellectual map.
The House and Gardens are open to visitors, and the historic setting brings to life the context within which our women writers lived and worked.
We run a lively and varied events programme, including evening talks, music recitals and international conferences.https://chawtonhouse.org/about-us/what-we-do/
We also run an award-winning schools programme in partnership with the Jane Austen’s House Museum making full use of this historic house and fascinating library of women’s literature.
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