Henry has probably sent you his own account of his visit in Scotland.

Today’s letter from 1813 is a lengthy one written to brother Francis.  We have so few of Jane Austen’s letters overall (in comparison to those it is believed she wrote) and so few of those are to one of her brothers — that I love them for the slight shift in tone and perspective they offer.

This letter offers many quotable lines, but I could not resist using the simple one I chose, for the coincidence that I have been watching the Outlander series on television the last few weeks, and wishing I could make a return visit to Scotland as a result.  And… lo and behold!… brother Henry and nephew Edward, it seems, have just made the trip themselves, appreciating (in varying degree) the wonders of its natural beauty!

25th September 1813

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