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|In my Oxford World Classic edition
Written by Kathryn Ann
(4/8/2012 8:50 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, References?, penned by Stephanie
this explanation of "Richard" as an unsatisfacory name that is a family joke is found in the Explanatory Notes. It goes on to say: In a letter dated 15 September 1796, Austen writes "Mr. Richard Harvey's match is put off till he has got a Better Christian name, of which he has great hopes."
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