Original Harry Potter Manuscripts on Tour


May 12, 2012

Posted by Catherine

Amidst all the exciting Harry Potter news recently, the pen and paper that started it all is being shown at the British Library from May 13–Septemeber 25, 2012. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone manuscripts will be on display with hundreds of other great British literary works, including The Hobbit and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Entertainment Weekly reports:

According to Jamie Andrews, head of
English and Drama at the library, “Writing Britain celebrates the
incredible collection of great literary works held at the British
Library, spanning more than 1,000 years to the present day. These
rare and unique collections will help give a fascinating and new
insight into the creative thinking behind iconic British novels,
poems, illustrations and more.”

The Telegraph originally reported the tour saying:

The work, including a scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where
the character catches a train from Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station in
London, is part of an exhibition at the nearby British Library.

As far as we know, despite the use of the word “tour” in our sources, the manuscripts have a one-stop destination.

14 Responses to Original Harry Potter Manuscripts on Tour

Avatar Imagechocoyum4 says: I'm totes jelly =P I'd practically die of happiness if I could ever see those manucrips!Avatar Imagerettophantom says: Wow. World tour please!!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Yes please, come to America!!! I'd love to see the very first mancuscript that started it all. =)Avatar Imageginnyrose says: wow how fab must go see it when we in London next Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: They're not on tour, they're only on display in one place...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That's cool!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: A must see for anyone traveling to London from now until Sept 25!Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: OMG I hope it comes close to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: Wow! I would like to see that...Probably won't get to go to England by then...Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: What's a 'mancuscript'? A manuscript by someone from Manchester?Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: That's what I thought.Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: I somehow manged to read it at first glance as 'mucus'script, so I guess it could have been worse :-)Avatar Imagelovelle says: Nice! that's something really interesting to see! :DAvatar ImageLivi22 says: Oh! I'll find my way into London, lucky that I don't live too far away!

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