From the Jim and Ellen Website: "There is no consensus about the date of composition. There has been but one brief attempt to say what year it is supposed to take place in. Here is a summary of what has been said, and an argument on behalf of an 1801 calendar and another "gradual performance". … Continue reading A Calendar, the Characters, and a Story of The Watsons
Our humble group will settle to a cozy afternoon at Janeite Connie's home in Freehold to discuss the two stories: Lady Susan and the Watsons. We'll begin at 1:30pm So, hold the date!
Autograph manuscript, written ca. 1793–94 and transcribed in fair copy soon after 1805. Purchased in 1947.