Posted by Julieanne on April 20, 1998 at 18:03:22:
In response to A stationery question, written by MB on April 20, 1998 at 17:30:52
] I've seen notes with envelopes, notes without, letters cross-written and folded, etc.
] When did envelopes come into general/accepted use? Were they around and only used when personal finances permitted?
] For instance, if I remember correctly, Darcy's famous letter to Elizabeth was encased in an envelope, but I've read that JA herself did not often use envelopes.
] What gives?
] (a pen-and-paper geek)
When JA refers to "envelope" she means another sheet of writing paper, written on, used to fold around and encase the other sheets, and sealed with wax. I'm too lazy to get up just now and look up when our envelopes came into use, but I can if you like. Letters were kept small to save cost to the recipient, who paid the postage, of course.
- Letters John W 00:54:35 4/21/98 (1)
- Also turning the paper 180 o (=degrees) Ann2 05:32:46 4/23/98 (0)
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