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Only Jane Austen Manuscript Acquired by British Museum


Copyright, 1925, by The New York Times Co.
Special Cable to The New York Times.

LONDON, Dec. 13.—The only to be in existence, consisting of the final two chapters of the first draft of "Persuasion" has been acquired by the British museum.

The manuscript reveals that the author wrote neatly but rapidly, and made many corrections. She used sheets of notepaper size.

It is understood that an edition of these two chapters, wherein everything decipherable will be recorded, will be published. The manuscript of the last chapter is practically the same as the definitive printed version.