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Original Harry Potter Manuscripts on Tour

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Posted by: Catherine
May 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

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.

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14 Comments

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I’m totes jelly =P I’d practically die of happiness if I could ever see those manucrips!

Posted by chocoyum4 on May 12, 2012, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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194 Points

Wow. World tour please!!!

Posted by pottermate on May 12, 2012, 11:54 PM report to moderator
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Yes please, come to America!!! I’d love to see the very first mancuscript that started it all. =)

Posted by LunaLuver on May 13, 2012, 01:52 AM report to moderator
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2043 Points

wow how fab must go see it when we in London next

Posted by GinnyRose2004 on May 13, 2012, 03:44 AM report to moderator
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212 Points

They’re not on tour, they’re only on display in one place…

Posted by JoRowlingRocks on May 13, 2012, 04:16 AM report to moderator
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5439 Points

That’s cool!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 13, 2012, 07:06 AM report to moderator
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80254 Points

A must see for anyone traveling to London from now until Sept 25!

Posted by Won_Two on May 13, 2012, 10:08 AM report to moderator
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OMG I hope it comes close to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by katelyner123 on May 13, 2012, 02:47 PM report to moderator
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1780 Points

Wow! I would like to see that…Probably won’t get to go to England by then…

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on May 13, 2012, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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10259 Points

What’s a ‘mancuscript’? A manuscript by someone from Manchester?

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on May 14, 2012, 08:05 AM report to moderator
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11735 Points

That’s what I thought.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on May 14, 2012, 11:32 AM report to moderator
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I somehow manged to read it at first glance as ’mucus’script, so I guess it could have been worse :-)

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on May 14, 2012, 02:39 PM report to moderator
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467 Points

Nice! that’s something really interesting to see! :D

Posted by lovelle on May 15, 2012, 07:24 AM report to moderator
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Oh! I’ll find my way into London, lucky that I don’t live too far away!

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on May 15, 2012, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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