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Autograph letter signed : London, to Cassandra Austen, 1814 Mar. 5-8.

Author: Jane Austen; Cassandra Austen; Alfred Morrison
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Austen collection of 41 autograph letters signed and two prints. item 36
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Mentioning expected visitors and people she has visited; discussing mourning gowns; giving Henry Austen's opinion of Mansfield Park; commenting on household matters; making travel plans; describing a visit from Edward and Fanny. The letter also mentions that she is reading Byron's Corsair and that they are going to see Charles Coffey's The devil to pay, the opera Artaxerxes, and Charles Dibdin's The farmer's wife.
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Named Person: Henry Thomas Austen; Edward Austen; Jane Austen; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; Charles Coffey; Charles Dibdin; Thomas Augustine Arne
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Austen; Cassandra Austen; Alfred Morrison
OCLC Number: 403765487
Notes: With seal, addressed to Miss Austen, Chawton, "By favour of Mr. Gray."
"March 1814" is written on the address panel in an unknown hand.
A few words are cut out at the bottom of p. 2.
The first half page is written on Saturday, March 5. "Sunday" appears in the second half of p. 1, "Monday" near the top of p. 4, and "Tuesday" near the middle of p. 5.
The address panel page includes a faint shopping list in pencil.
Forms part of a collection of 41 letters from Austen to her sister and two prints (MA 977.1-43).
Description: 1 item (6 p., with address) ; 22.8 cm.

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Mentioning expected visitors and people she has visited; discussing mourning gowns; giving Henry Austen's opinion of Mansfield Park; commenting on household matters; making travel plans; describing a visit from Edward and Fanny. The letter also mentions that she is reading Byron's Corsair and that they are going to see Charles Coffey's The devil to pay, the opera Artaxerxes, and Charles Dibdin's The farmer's wife.

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