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Autograph letter signed : Southampton, to Cassandra Austen, 1808 Oct. 1-2.

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 19
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Expressing happiness at learning that Edward and Elizabeth Austen's son has been born; mentioning various meetings with neighbors and comparing one tedious visit to Elizabeth Austen's labor; speculating that the family may move to Alton soon; noting that her brother Frank's family "must be very happy"; reporting that Cassandra's plants were taken inside to protect them from the cold. The letter also mentions that  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward Austen; Francis Austen, Sir.; Robert Southey
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Austen; Cassandra Austen; Alfred Morrison
OCLC Number: 403701029
Notes: With postmark and seal, addressed to Miss Austen, Edward Austen's Esqr, Godmersham Park, Faversham, Kent; written from Castle Square.
Most of the first three pages are written on "Saturday Oct.1"; "Sunday," Oct. 2, appears in the lower half of p. 3.
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.) ; 23.2 cm.

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Expressing happiness at learning that Edward and Elizabeth Austen's son has been born; mentioning various meetings with neighbors and comparing one tedious visit to Elizabeth Austen's labor; speculating that the family may move to Alton soon; noting that her brother Frank's family "must be very happy"; reporting that Cassandra's plants were taken inside to protect them from the cold. The letter also mentions that she is reading aloud Southey's Espriella's letters.

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