Posted by kathleen (elder) on June 08, 1997 at 09:18:46:
In reply to Re: Jane's and Frank's correspondence/ Drat! posted by Kathy F. on June 07, 1997 at 19:02:16
] I'm not sure that Jane Fairfax would not use a pseudonym. She probably would have detested it, but would have done it; and we know she sent at least one letter, and for it to have contained such trifling information about a carriage for somebody FC had (possibly?) never met, it seems to me that it was a regular correspondence. However, we are told in the book that FC has handwriting that looks almost feminine, so he could have written a female name, and the post-master might not have spread the news that JF was receiving letters from a female friend.
] What do you think?
Possible -- or FC might not have used a return address/name at all. But, Jane had to send letters to FC -- and I don't see how a pseudonym would work in that direction. How would FC have received the letters if they were not sent to him? And if they were sent to him, wouldn't the postal clerk have noticed?