Announced in the paper
Posted by Amy on November 23, 1997 at 12:22:20:
In response to More precisely than that..., written by Jessamyn on November 20, 1997 at 23:36:46
I keep meaning to post this, but every time I see the thread, I've been too lazy to look up the reference. In one of the new Austen bios, there's a mention of the amount of the bride's fortune published in the paper in the wedding announcement!
It was a surprise to me because I'd always felt fairly comfortable accepting that the gentry was a small circle and that information about people's wealth was merely gossip.
I will look it up and post now I've come this far. Promise.
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