Chawton House Affected by English Flooding, Appeals for Financial Support


Yesterday, March 4, we received the following update from our New York colleagues. The Chawton House Library and the Centre for the Study of Early English Women’s Writing in Chawton, Hampshire, England, has been affected by the severe storms and subsequent flooding that has hit parts of Great Britain this winter. To combat the effects of those storms, Chawton House, as noted below, has made an appeal for funds. We post this appeal as an FYI.

Many of you will recall that Sandy Lerner, the founder and chairman of the trustees of the Chawton House Library was our guest and speaker at our 2012 Austen birthday celebration at the Gatesworth.

Herewith, the update from Chawton House.



March 4, 2014


There have been heavy floods in England this year and Chawton in Hampshire has been affected. Chawton House Library, situated in Chawton Great House which belonged to Jane Austen’s brother Edward, is appealing for help. CLICK HERE if you would like to know more and to donate.

Linda Dennery and Meg Levin

JASNA – NY Metro Region


Chawton House Library seeking Librarian


The Chawton House Library is seeking an experienced professional librarian to join its diverse team following the appointment of the current post holder to a senior library role in Australia. This is a great time to join the charity as it celebrates its 1oth year of operation. It has developed significantly over the last decade, has gained an international reputation and is building on this success with exciting and ambitious plans for the future. For more information, visit