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Autographed Signed Letter (ASL) of Sarah Austin
ND. No binding. 8-3/4 x 7-1/4 inches flat, folded to 8-3/4 x 4-3/8 inches. Autograph letter signed, 4 pages. Dated 26 Park Road, Regent's Park, March 2 [no year] Two old faint glue marks on top centre of 1st page and 4 inch tear along fold, otherwise good condition. To an unknown recipient "Dear Madam" Setting out thoughts regarding the establishment of a "periodical work for children." The suggestion, Austin writes corroborates "my own and that of everyone without a single exception, of my female friends and acquaintances." She then goes on to cite the reasons not to it, including "the difficulty of finding a publisher." She writes: "Murray, though he expressed himself in the handsomest manner both as to the plan and the matter (which he saw) has his hands tied with his family Library. Baldwin is arriving at some older magazine and Harris though with the scheme and that matter dreads his expense and fatigue." She goes on to discuss potential content and ways of realizing the project with "volunteer assistants" and ends with an invitation to visit. Sarah Austin was an English a writer, translator, and wife of jurist John Austin. She urged the establishment in England of a national system of education and is best known for her work Germany from 1760 to 1814, a survey of German institutions and manners.
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