'... are to be given to James'.
Written by Mandy N
(9/17/2007 12:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Letter 29: The Pictures., penned by JulieW
This paragraph conveys to me a sense of Jane's loss of her home and household goods.
Family pictures, & manuscripts given to James; Jane & Martha packing up Revd. Austen's books for auction.
(Letter 30 posts.)
'Your own drawings will not cease to be your own' Jane may've felt how little belonged to her and Cassandra.
The move to Bath must've been a time of insecurity for Jane and Cassandra;- this isn't the first time I've thought of the underlying insecurity of all women's lives in Georgian England.
A shame about the Battle-piece picture. I wish James gave it to Edward or to his sisters !
Informative post and interesting info on Edward's Grand Tour, thanks Julie.