A Celebration of Women Writers

"Index." by Constance Hill
From: Jane Austen: Her Homes & Her Friends (John Lane The Bodley Head, 1923) by Constance Hill.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom


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[Austen, Jane]

ABBEY School at Reading to which Jane Austen went,
kept by Madame Latournelle, description of school and its surroundings, [33-8];

school removed to London, Mary Russell Mitford a pupil, her account of school entertainments, [38-9]

Alexander, Emperor of Russia, in London in 1814, [211-12]
Alton, [170]
Ashe Park, [7];
occupied by the St. John family, [70];

party at, [73-4]

Ashe Rectory, dance at, [69-72]
Austen, Anna (afterwards Mrs. Ben. Lefroy),
daughter of Rev. James Austen, visits Steventon Parsonage when a child, describes house and inmates, [28-32];

her uncle Henry, [48-9], [86];

her visits to Chawton Cottage, [194-6];

writes a novel, her "Aunt Jane's" criticisms, [221-4];

marries Mr. Benjamin Lefroy, [224-6];

resides at "Wyards" near Alton, intercourse with her "Aunt Jane," [227-8], [242], [245]

Austen, Cassandra, [14];
at the Reading Abbey school with her sister Jane, [33-4];

her engagement to Thomas Craven Fowle, his death, [92-3];

her approval of "Pride and Prejudice," [190];

in London in 1814, [211-12];

letter describing her sister's funeral, [257-8];

living alone at Chawton Cottage, [258]

Austen, Charles (afterwards Admiral Charles),
youngest of family, midshipman on Unicorn (Captain Thomas Williams), [42];

action of Unicorn with La Tribune, [42-3];

made lieutenant, [46];

appointed to Endymion (Sir Thomas Williams), his gallant conduct respecting Scipio, [47];

his visits home, [48];

pays attention to members of Lord Leven's family, [130-1];

arrival with wife and children at Godmersham Park, [198];

sent out to Mediterranean on escape of Napoleon from Elba, defeats pirates of Archipelago, Phœnix wrecked off coast of Smyrna, [228-9];

his visit to Chawton Cottage in 1816, [247-8]

Austen, Edward, see Knight
Austen, Mrs. Edward (husband takes name of Knight after her death),
daughter of Sir Brook Bridges, of Goodnestone, [50];

her death in October 1808, [153];

Miss Austen's affection for her, [153-5]

Austen, Francis (afterwards Admiral Sir Francis), [42];
serves as Senior Lieutenant in ships on home stations, 1798, on the London at Cadiz, his promotion likely to take place, [44];

is raised to rank of Commander and appointed to Petterel sloop, [45];

captures Ligurienne, Petterel forms part of Sir Sydney Smith's squadron off coast of Egypt, his "gallant action" respecting a Turkish ship, [46-7];

residing with family in Alton in 1816 after serving in campaigns of North Sea and Baltic, [228]

Austen, Rev. George,
leaves Deane for Steventon, [5-6];

anecdote of, [21];

appearance of, described by a granddaughter, [31];

a good scholar, [82];

writes to Mr. Cadell to suggest his publishing "Pride and Prejudice," his proposal declined, [87-8];

arranges to hand over care of Steventon living to his son James and to retire with family to Bath, [91];

his visit to Lyme Regis, [133], [142];

dies at Bath (Jan. 21, 1805), is buried in Walcot Church, [148]

Austen, Mrs. George,
leaves Deane for Steventon, [5-6];

her appearance and character described by a granddaughter, [31-2];

loves a country life, her cheerful temperament, excellent letter writer, [82-3];

quits Steventon for Bath, [94];

her visit to Lyme Regis, [133];

her husband's death (1805), removes with daughters to lodgings in Gay Street, goes to live at Southampton (in Castle Square), [148-9];

her letter describing visit to Stoneleigb Abbey, [163-7];

leaves Southampton and settles at Chawton, [169-70];

occupies herself with gardening and needlework, her energy of character, [176-8]

Austen, Henry,
his appearance, [31];

brilliant in conversation, [48-9];

his entertaining letters, [131];

marries his widowed cousin, Madame de Feuillade, his sister Jane visits him in Sloane Street, [208];

death of wife in 1813, becomes a partner in Tilson's Bank, [211];

takes house in Hans Place, his sister Jane's visit in 1814, [212];

is nursed by her through dangerous illness in 1815, [218];

takes Holy Orders, his visit to Chawton Cottage in 1816, his sister Jane's affection for him, [247-8];

his short memoir of her, published early in 1818, [257]

Austen, Rev. James,
after career at college takes Holy Orders, becomes Vicar of Sherborne St. John's, and resident curate for his father at Deane, is twice married, first wife daughter of General Mathew, Governor of New Granada, who dies in 1795. his second wife, a Miss Lloyd, member of a family with whom the Austens were intimate, [49];

writes prologues and epilogues for Steventon plays, [82];

assumes care of Steventon living, [91];

his daughter Anna's marriage, [224]

Austen, Mrs. James (first wife of Rev. James Austen),
daughter of General Mathew, Governor of New Granada, dies suddenly in 1795, leaving one daughter, "Anna," [49]

Austen, Mrs. James (second wife of Rev. James Austen),
mother of Edward Austen (afterwards Mr. Austen Leigh) and Caroline Austen, [49]

Austen, Jane,
birth of, [23];

approaches her art in the same spirit as Mary Russell Mitford, [24-5];

at the Reading Abbey school with her sister Cassandra, [33-4];

her joy at her brother Francis' promotion, [44-6];

interest in her brother Charles' doings, [42-6];

her personal appearance, [54-5];

her description of county balls, [55-8];

visiting the Bigg Wither family at Manydown Park, [60-1];

the "Harwoods' ball," and ball at Ashe Rectory, [70];

friendship with "Madame Lefroy," mourns her loss, [72-3];

visits to neighbours, ball at Kempshott House, [73-6];

her early writings chiefly burlesques, [79-80];

acting in plays at Steventon, [81];

home influences, early admiration for Richardson's works, [83-4];

the "dressing-room" at Steventon parsonage, her love of music, [84-6];

"Pride and Prejudice," begun in 1796, finished in 1797, offered for publication to Mr. Cadell, is declined, [86-8];

begins "Sense and Sensibility" in November 1797, finishes it within a year, writes "Northanger Abbey" in 1798, novel remains unpublished for many years, [88-9];

author and critic united in her, [89-90];

sorrow at leaving Steventon, [91-2];

removal to Bath (1801), [94];

describes journey to Bath and arrival in Paragon, Pump Room, [98-102];

describes ball at Upper Rooms, [108-9];

goes to live at 4 Sydney Place, [122];

Bath Society, 126, [129-30],

writes her unfinished story of the "Watsons," [131];

"Northanger Abbey" sold to a Bath publisher, [132];

visits Lyme Regis, cottage in which she stayed described, [133-6];

"Captain Harville's house," and "steep flight of steps on Cobb," [136-40];

Pinney and Charmouth, [140-1];

at a ball in the Assembly Rooms, [142];

"Royal Lion," [144-5];

death of her father in Bath, [148];

quits Bath and goes to live at Southampton, house in Castle Square, [149];

its garden, [150-1];

at ball in Assembly Rooms, [151-3];

sorrow on death of Mrs. Edward Austen, [153-5];

visit of nephews to Castle Square, [156-8];

her love for children, [158-60];

visit to Stoneleigh Abbey, [161];

meets Lady Saye and Sele, [166];

preparing to leave Southampton, removal to Chawton Cottage, the "parlour," [169-72];

her desk, her piano, [174-5];

garden at Chawton Cottage, [176];

her "quiet life," intercourse with "Great House," [177-8];

correcting proof sheets of "Sense and Sensibility," book published (1811) by T. Egerton, "announcement" of its publication, [183-7];

her admiration of Crabbe's poems, [188-9];

"Pride and Prejudice" published 1813, arrival of first copy, personal interest in the characters, [189-91];

writing "Mansfield Park" (1813), reads MS. to her brother Henry, [192-4];

Mrs. Hunter's novel, [194-6];

visit to Godmersham Park in 1813, arrival of her brother Charles and family, [198];

a favourite with the children, [199-200];

"Charade" by her, [200];
hears "Marmion" read, [201];

curiosity about her as an authoress, [202-3];

visits Mrs. Thomas Knight at Canterbury, [203-4];

stays at Wrotham Rectory, [205];

her visits to London, stays in Cork Street in 1796, [206];

stays with her brother Henry and his wife in Sloane Street in 1811, [208];

musical party, [210];

French emigrés, [211];

stays with her brother in Hans Place in 1814, visits to the theatre, to London shops, [214-16];

"Pride and Prejudice" admired, "Mansfield Park " published early in 1814, [216-17];

party in Hans Place, [217];

correcting proof sheets of "Emma," [217-18];

nurses her brother Henry through a dangerous illness in 1815, her visit to Carlton House, Prince Regent's proposal for her to dedicate "Emma" to him, "correspondence with Mr. Clarke (Librarian of Carlton House), [215-20];

at Chawton Cottage in 1814, her criticisms of her niece "Anna's" novel, [221-4];

remarks about "Waverley," [224];

writing "Persuasion," [229-30];

"successful in everything she attempted with her fingers," [230-1];

an episode in her life related by a relative, [234-40];

her last year at Chawton (1816), intercourse with nephews and nieces, [241-3];

health begins to decline, words about nephews, [245-6];

visit to the Fowles at Kintbury, patience under suffering, letters to her nephew Edward, [247-8];

re-writes final chapters of "Persuasion," [249-50];

words about her nephew Edward, letter to little "Cassy," [251-2];

her removal to Winchester (May 1816) lodges with her sister in College Street, her letters from Winchester, [253-7];

dies on Friday, July 18 (1817), is buried in Winchester Cathedral, her sister Cassandra describes the funeral, [257-8];

extract from short memoir by her brother Henry, [261-2];

steady increase of her fame, testimony of critics, concluding remarks, [262-8]

BALLS in Miss Austen's day described, [58-60]
Basingstoke, old Assembly Rooms at, discovered, [51-3]
Mr. Leigh-Perrot's house in Paragon, Camden Place, [96-7];

description of Pump Room, exterior and interior, [97-8];

archway opposite Union Passage, [102];

Milsom Street, [104-5];

old Theatre in Orchard Street, its vicissitudes, [117-18];

"White Hart" and "York House," [118];

Octagon Chapel, service at, described by Mrs. Piozzi, [119-20];

Beechen Cliff and Crescent Fields, [120-21];

4 Sydney Place, [122-5];

Sydney Gardens, [125];

death of Rev. George Austen in Green Park Buildings, 25 Gay Street, to which Austen family removed, [148-9]

Bigg, Miss Catherine (daughter of Mr. Bigg Wither of Manydown Park),
with Miss Austen at Assembly balls, [56], [60]

"Boltons" (family of Lord Bolton)
at Basingstoke Assembly balls, [56]

Bond, John,
"factotum" of the Rev. George Austen, anecdote of, [21], [93], [189]

Bramston, Mr. and Mrs., of Oakley Hall, [73]
Bridges, Sir Brook,
of Goodnestone, in Kent (father of Mrs. Edward Austen), [50]

Bridges, Harriet,
marries Rev. George Moore, Miss Austen visits her at Wrotham, [204-5]

Bridges, John, [204]
Bridges, Louisa, [204]
Briggs, Mr., [57]
Buller, Mr., [69]
Butcher, Mr., [55]
refuses to publish "Pride and Prejudice," [87-8]

Calland, Mr.,
at a Basingstoke Assembly ball, [55]

Chawton Cottage,
given by Edward Knight to his mother, description of cottage and mode of life there, [171-5];

its garden and "shubbery walk," [175-6];

its vicinity to the "Great House," [178]

Chawton House,
description of, family portraits, [178-82]

Chawton, village of, [170]
Chute, T., at Assembly balls, [56]
Chute, Mr. William,
owner of the "Vine" and head of Vine Hunt, anecdotes of, [63-5]

Clarke, Mr. (librarian of Carlton House),
conveys message of Prince Regent requesting Miss Austen to dedicate "Emma" to him, [218-19];

suggests subjects for future novels, [219-20]

Clerk, family of, at Assembly balls, [56]
Cooke, George (a cousin of Jane Austen),
at party in Bath, [129];

at Stoneleigh Abbey, [166];

at party in Sloane Street, [210]

Cooke, Mary
(a cousin of Jane Austen), [129];

at party in Sloane Street, [210]

Cooper, Rev. Edward, [31]
Cooper, Edward (cousin of Jane Austen), [34], [69]
Cooper, Jane (cousin of Jane Austen),
at Reading Abbey school, [33-4];

marries Captain Williams, R.N., [42-3]

Cope, Sir John, anecdote of, [65]
Cowper, William,
his poems read aloud in Steventon Parsonage, [42]

DEANE, old rectory of,
in which Mr. and Mrs. Austen lived during early married life, [66-7]

Deane Gate, wayside inn, [4]
Deane Lane, [5], [66]
Deane Manor House, [5];
home of the Harwood family, [66];

ball at, [67-9]

Digweed, family of,
tenants of Steventon Manor House, intercourse with Austen family, [18],

Digweed, James, [21];
at Assembly balls, [56-7]

Digweed, William, [75]
Dorchester, family of, at Assembly balls, [56]
Dorchester, Lord,
distinguished himself in American war as Sir Guy Carleton, made Governor-General of Quebec, [75]

Dorchester, Lady,
gives ball at Kempshott House on Jan. 8, 1799. [75]

Dummer, Manor House of,
belonging to the Terry family, [62];

church of, [63]

Miss Austen correcting proof sheets of, Prince Regent requests author to dedicate it to him, [217-19]

FASHIONS in ladies' dress,
"Mamalouc cap," [75-6];

the "Minerva helmet," [101];

"high feathers" worn by ladies, [109]

Feuillade, Madame de
(afterwards Mrs. Henry Austen), daughter of Rev. George Austen's sister, Mrs. Hancock, on death of husband escapes from France and lives at Steventon Parsonage, [81];

takes chief parts in plays, her portrait, marries Henry Austen, and lives in Sloane Street, receives visit from Miss Jane Austen, [208];

her death, [211]

Fowle, Rev. Thomas Craven,
his engagement to Cassandra Austen, goes out to West Indies as chaplain to Lord Craven's regiment, his death, [92-3]

GAMBIER, Admiral,
letter from, respecting Francis Austen's promotion, [44-5]

Godmersham Park (in Kent),
seat of Edward Knight, [197-9]

Goodnestone (in Kent),
seat of the Bridges family, [50]

former condition of its roads and lanes, [26];

mode of life described, [27]

Harwood, Mr. John,
at Assembly ball, [55];

family of Harwoods of Deane, [66];

their ball, [67-8]

Holder, Mr., at Ashe Park, [74]
JENKINS, Mr., at Assembly ball, [57]
Jervoise, Col., at Assembly ball, [57]
ball at, Jan. 8, 1799, house described, [75-8];

occupied formerly by George Prince of Wales, [77]

Knatchbull, Mr. (from Provender), [203]
Knatchbull, Lady, [204]
Knight, Charles (son of Edward Knight),
his "Aunt Jane's" words about him, [246], [254]

Knight, Edward (née Austen),
is adopted by Mr. Thomas Knight, takes his name, and inherits his estates of Godmersham Park in Kent and Chawton House in Hampshire; marries Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Brook Bridges, resides first at Rowling, and afterwards at Godmersham Park, [49-50];

death of his wife [153-5];

offers Chawton Cottage to his mother, [169];

his portrait, [181];

visits from his sister Jane, [197-8];

is with her in London, [215]

Knight, Edward, Jun.,
visits the Austens at Southampton, [155-7]

Knight, Fanny
(eldest child of Edward Knight), her "Aunt Jane's" affection for her, [154-5], [160];

and pleasure in her approval of "Pride and Prejudice," [190];

stays in Hans Place, [217];

her "Aunt Jane's" words to her, [244-6]

Knight, George
(younger son of Edward Knight), visits the Austens at Southampton, [155-7]

Knight, Henry
(younger son of Edward Knight), his "Aunt Jane's" words about him, [245-6]

Knight, Marianne
(younger daughter of Edward Knight), her recollections of her "Aunt Jane's" staying at Godmersham Park, [202]

Knight, William
(younger son of Edward Knight), his "Aunt Jane's" words about him, 170, [245-6]

Knight, Mr. Thomas,
of Godmersham Park in Kent and of Chawton House in Hampshire, adopts Edward Austen, dies in 1794, [49-50]

Knight, Mrs. Thomas,
on death of husband in 1794 hands over his estates to Edward Austen and retires to house called "White Friars" in Canterbury, [50];

Miss Austen visits her there, 1813, [203-4]

seat of William Portal, Esq., [66]

Latournelle, Madame,
mistress of the Reading Abbey school, [33], [37]

Lefroy, Rev. Benjamin,
marries Anna Austen, [224-6];

takes Holy Orders, [243-4]

Lefroy, Mrs. Benjamin (see Anna Austen)
Lefroy, G. at Assembly ball, [55], [69]
Lefroy, Rev. Isaac Peter George, [70-1]
Lefroy, "Madame"
(wife of Rev. Isaac Lefroy), friend of Miss Austen's, killed by fall from horse in 1804, [72-3]

Lefroy, "Tom,"
at "Harwood's ball," at Steventon, at dance in Ashe Rectory, [69-72]

Leigh, Mr. Thomas,
of Adlestrop, inherits Stoneleigh Abbey, receives visit from Mrs. Austen and her daughter Jane, [161-3], [164], [167]

Leigh ("young Mr."), nephew of above, [167]
Leven, Lord and Lady, [130]
Littlewart, Nanny, [8], [10]
Lloyd, Miss Martha, [89];
resides with Mrs. Austen and her daughters at Chawton Cottage, [170]

Miss Austen at inn in Cork Street, [206];

"Mr. Gray" the jeweller in Sackville Street, [207];

Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, [208];

Sloane Street and Hans Place, "rural suburb of London," [208-10], [212-13]

Lower Rooms, Bath,
balls given at, "Mr. King" M. C., Rooms burnt down in 1820, last gala held in them, [113-17]

Lyford, Dr., anecdote of, [63]
Lyford, John,
at assembly ball, [57];

at "Harwood's ball," [68]

Lyme Regis,
Miss Austen's visit to, house in which she stayed, [134-6];

"Captain Harville's house," old steps on Cobb, [139-40];

ball at Assembly Rooms, [142-4];

"Royal Lion," Mary Russell Mitford at Lyme in 1795, Mary Anning's cottage, [145-7]

its composition in 1813, [192-4];

published early in 1814, first edition sold out during same year, [216-17]

Manydown Park, [56], [60-1]
Mitford, Mary Russell,
born twelve years later than Jane Austen, both approached their art in same spirit, [23-5];

at school in Hans Place (successor of Reading Abbey school), [38-9];

at Bath, [106];

describes neighbourhood of Hans Place, [208-9], [212-13], [220]

NASH, Beau,
"King of Bath," his laws, [98], [113-14];

Lower Rooms founded by him, [114]

"Northanger Abbey,"
composed 1798, [88];

sold to Bath publisher, bought back again by author, [132];

published in 1818, [261]

OAKLEY Hall, [73]
Orde, Mr. William, [55]
Mr. Leigh Perrot's house (No. 1), [96]

Perrot, Mr. Leigh,
lives in Paragon, Bath, visit from his sister, Mrs. Austen, and her daughter Jane, [94], [96]

author writing it, [229-30];

re-writes final chapters (1816), [250-1]

Piozzi, Mrs. (formerly Mrs. Thrale),
at a ball in Lower Rooms, Bath, [114];

at Octagon Chapel, [120]

Portal, William,
of Laverstoke House, belongs to Huguenot family of de Portal, ancestor establishes paper mill at Laverstoke, [65-6]

Portal, John, of Freefolk Priors, [56], [65-6]
Portsmouth, Lord,
family of, at Assembly balls, [56]

"Pride and Prejudice,"
begun October 1796, finished August 1797, offered to Mr. Cadell, is declined, [86-8];

published early in 1818, [189-91], [216]

REGENT, Prince (afterwards George IV.),
requests Miss Austen to dedicate "Emma" to him, [218-19]

children's nurse at Godmersham Park, her grave in Godmersham churchyard, [101-2]

St. Quintin, Monsieur and Madame,
succeed Madame Latournelle as owners of the Reading Abbey school, remove school to Hans Place, London, [38]

Saye and Sele, Lady,
at Stoneleigh Abbey, [166], [167-8]

"Sense and Sensibility,"
begun in 1797, [88];

published in 1811, title-page of first edition and "announcement" in Edinburgh Review, [184-7]

the Austens' house in Castle Square, [149-51];

Miss Austen at ball in the Assembly Rooms, [152-3];

the "Beach," "Cross House," Itchen ferry, [157-8]

Steventon Parsonage,
site of, [7];

fall of trees in grounds of, [11-12];

its garden, [14];

interior of house described, the "dressing-room," [30-1];

its sitting-room, [40-42]

Steventon Church, [17]
Steventon Manor House (old),
occupied by Digweed family, [18]

Stoneleigh Abbey,
historical associations, [161-3];

visit of Miss Austen and her mother, [163-7]

Street, Mr., [57]
TEMPLE, Mr., [55]
Terry, Stephen,
at Assembly balls, [56];

belongs to family of Terrys of Dummer, [62]

UPPER Rooms, Batb,
Miss Austen at a ball there, [108-12]

headmaster of Reading Grammar School, [36]

WHITE, Gilbert,
still living during Jane Austen's girlhood, [25]

Whitefield, George, at Dummer, [63]
Williams, Captain (afterwards Sir Thomas),
marries Miss Austen's cousin Jane Cooper, commands Unicorn frigate in action with La Tribune, [42-3]

Wither, Mr. Bigg, of Manydown Park, [56], [61]
Wither, Mr. Bigg, son of the above, [240]
Miss Austen's removal to, in May 1817, her lodgings in College Street, [253-4];

her death, July 18, 1817, her burial in the Cathedral, [257].

Wood, Mr., [55]

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