I do think of her in every variety of circumstance…

Another letter from 1817 today, written by Cassandra Austen to her niece Fanny.  Poignant in recalling how like Fanny was to Jane Austen and their close relationship, as well as Cassandra reconciling to life without her sister, the letter is moving.

It had been my intention to dovetail some of the contents of this letter with a longer post, one based on my own experience of having visited Chawton, Steventon and Winchester a few years ago.  But alas! I had no time to pull it together today.  I will complete it and post it separately soon.  In the meantime, here is today’s letter:

29 July 1817

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