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Written by kathleen (elder)
(8/14/2011 9:40 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Letter 64 (Brabourne 51), penned by Myretta
I am always struck by the names of characters or houses from the novels that are real people/places mentioned in JA's letters. This letter mentions Barton Lodge, which reminded me of Barton Cottage (& Barton Park, of course). -- The hint of such a visit is most affectionately welcomed by Mrs Birch, in one of her odd, pleasant Letters lately."
Mrs Birch was a girlhood friend of JA's mother, and Barton Lodge was located near Windsor, Berkshire. Mrs Birch was a widow, her husband having died in 1805.
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