Posted on 08/22/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A crowdfunding campaign has ensured that a piece of an 1814 letter from novelist Jane Austen to her niece will remain public.

The Bookseller reports that the Jane Austen’s House Museum raised over £10,000 (about $12,100) in six weeks to reach the final purchase price of £35,000 (about $42,400).

It will join twelve other letters on display at the museum and joins the British Library's fragment as the only two available to the public; two sections have been lost, and one other remains in private hands.

You can read more about the contents of the fragment in the Bookseller.

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