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Autograph letter signed : Southampton, to Cassandra Austen, 1808 Dec. 9.

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 23
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Expressing her intention "to go to as many Balls as possible" before leaving the neighborhood; describing "Our Ball," an event at which there were "many dozen young Women standing by without partners, & each of them with two ugly naked shoulders" and she danced with a man who "seems so little at home in the English Language that I beleive [sic] his black eyes may be the best of him"; asking if Cassandra knows of a  Read more...
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Named Person: James Austen
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Austen; Cassandra Austen; Alfred Morrison
OCLC Number: 403759025
Notes: With postmark and seal, addressed to Miss Austen, Edward Austen's Esqr, Godmersham Park, Faversham, Kent; written from Castle Square.
A strip of paper has been cut out along the bottom of p. 3-4; 2-3 lines are missing on each side of the page.
Forms part of a collection of 41 letters from Austen to her sister and two prints (MA 977.1-43).
Description: 1 item (4 p.) ; 23.1 cm.

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Expressing her intention "to go to as many Balls as possible" before leaving the neighborhood; describing "Our Ball," an event at which there were "many dozen young Women standing by without partners, & each of them with two ugly naked shoulders" and she danced with a man who "seems so little at home in the English Language that I beleive [sic] his black eyes may be the best of him"; asking if Cassandra knows of a place for a servant; reporting that their uncle and aunt are going to allow their brother James £100 a year.

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