Pictures of Anne's Letter to Ellen Nussey (January 1848)

The letter, as shown below, was folded down the middle, in the same manner as a birthday or Christmas card; hence, the right-hand half (as seen here) formed the front, or page 1; while the left-hand half became the 'back' - page 4. The reverse side contained pages 2 and 3, as shown in the second picture below. (See also photograph of Anne's letter dated April 1849.)

Anne's letter to Ellen Nussey (January 1848) - sides 1 and 4
Side 4                                           Side 1


The Reverse Side

Anne's letter to Ellen Nussey (January 1848) sides 2 and 3
Side 2                              Side 3

'Crossed' letters (writing horizontal and vertical) were so written to limit the total number of sheets of paper used. See page displaying photographs of Anne's letter dated April 1849 for more details on this type of letter.


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