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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Letter 1

Letter 2

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Sarah Austin letters, ca.1800-1850



Collection Summary

Creator: Austin, Sarah, 1793-1867
Title: Sarah Austin letters
Dates: ca.1800-1850
Abstract: Two letters written by Sarah Austin, a writer, translator, and wife of jurist John Austin. One letter relates to the dangerous illness of her brother; the other refers to her stay at Bonchurch and mentions that she had written a letter to The Times with references to Shakespeare's house.
Identification: MS 119
Quantity: 1 folder (2 letters)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Sarah Austin (1793-1867) was an English writer and translator, and the 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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Scope and Contents

Two letters written by Sarah Austin, a writer, translator, and wife of jurist John Austin. One letter relates to the dangerous illness of her brother; the other refers to her stay at Bonchurch and mentions that she had written a letter to The Times with references to Shakespeare's house.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Sarah Austin letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Names
Austin, Sarah, 1793-1867 -- correspondence
Subjects (Places)
London, England - correspondence - 19th century
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sarah Austin letters, ca. 1800-1850, MS 119 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquistion Information

Acquired by the Fondren Library in 1957.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Letter 1

folder
1 Addressed to "Dear Sir" and regarding Austin's brother's illness. Dated Nov. 13.

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Letter 2

folder
1 Addressed to "Kate" and regarding general news and Shakespeare's house. Dated Nov. 5.

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