Written by Bridget D
(9/5/2013 2:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But we are specifically, penned by Graciela
If JA meant us to think that the Ferrars fortune had originated in trade, she would have sadi so. She didn't. And there's no indication in the novel..
The Ferrars' uncle is problably the Sir Robert referred to by Robert, and he is very likely a baronet, - part of Mrs Ferrars' large frortune as a widow may have coem from estates or capital that SHE brought into the Ferrars family.