Autograph letter signed : Bath, to Cassandra Austen, 1799 June 2.


Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Autograph letter signed : Bath, to Cassandra Austen, 1799 June 2.

Autograph letter signed : Bath, to Cassandra Austen, 1799 June 2.

Reporting on Edward Austen's health and the treatments he is trying at Bath; describing a new cloak and hat and the fruits that women are wearing as ornaments; mentioning some forms of entertainment in Bath, including a "grand gala" at "Sydney Gardens" and a presentation of "the Colours to some Corps of Yeomanry or other, in the Crescent." The letter also mentions a young man she met who "has heard that Evelina was written by Dr. Johnson."

1 item (4 p.) : ill. ; 23cm.

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