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... James Edward Austen-Leigh began writing the Memoir on 30 March 1869 and finished it five months later in September ... In 1871, Austen-Leigh published a second edition, which contained additional letters, family papers, and biographical material ... He also included fragments of unfinished and unpublished Jane Austen manuscripts, namely a chapter Austen deleted from Persuasion and extracts from Sanditon as well as Lady Susan and The Watsons ...
... In the late 1860s, the Austen family decided to write a biography of Jane Austen ... The death of Sir Francis Austen, her last surviving sibling, and the aging of those who had any memory of her prompted the family to gather their papers and ... Public interest in Jane Austen was also developing and the family became concerned that an outsider or another branch of the family would produce a biography ...
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