Saturday, 29 November 2014

Jane Austen Letter from Steventon

Jane Austen Letter from Steventon to Cassandra Austen Godmersham 25th November 1798

"The ball on Thursday [probably at the Basingstoke Assembly rooms] was a very small one indeed, hardly so large as an Oxford smack. There were but seven couples, and only twenty seven people in the room."

Jane attended regular balls at Basingstoke's Assembly Rooms, above the old Town Hall in the Market Place. The Assembly Rooms were demolished in 1832,

Eighteen Century smack under sale

No comments:

Post a Comment