Elizabeth Jenkins 1

Elizabeth, the novelist and writer, has maintained a continuing affection for Jane Austen and her work. Miss Jenkins was a founder member, with Dorothy Darnell, her sisters and others, of the Jane Austen Society which in its turn led to the Jane Austen Memorial Trust and its purchase of Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire. The house was bought for the Trust by a retired local solicitor Edward Carpenter.