Posted by Marie Bernadette on November 13, 1997 at 13:54:41:
In response to Oh, goodness, what a load of questions!, written by Caroline on November 12, 1997 at 18:39:15
] Thank you for your reply. Sorry to deluge you with so many questions at once. I am in touch with some people in Amherstburg and they have been very helpful. I was just wondering about other people's perspectives. In my story the silk is French and my shopkeeper/trader has had it since before the war. This is in 1816. Does anyone know about birthday celebrations in 1816 (English or French). One more comment, if you would be so kind as to indulge me- when I read P&P I pictured the actor Samuel West as Mr. Darcy. The Mr. Darcy in the film version looked the way I pictured Mr. Bingley.
] There are several posts on this page dealing with foods, and you can find more information in our Bibliography and in the Archives.
] I'm not sure why you have picked Amherstburg...perhaps we could be of more help if we knew a little more about you, your story, and exactly what you need? For example, I know of several Canadian History Websites which you might find useful, but some of them are only accessible if you are a legitimate Canadian student and/or educator, and you need to ask for a password before you can use them.
] The price of silk in England varied greatly according to type and quality, and wasn't always sold by the yard.I'm not sure what the price difference would be in Canada( by which route are you bringing it in? Via Montreal and the St Lawrence? from the South via the Old Quebec Road?)
] Also, please remember that this is a discussion board, part of the Republic of Pemberley. We are not really set up as a research facility, and any information here comes without a guarantee.
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