Who Are They?
For the history and discussion of this most interesting letter pictured, see: 1885 Letter
A Few Interesting Facts
After a rather long and exacting night of matching requests to connect participants in the first Jane Austen Letter Writing Society's Pen Friend Exchange and a few errors made on my part (many apologies for the name typos from cutting and pasting wrong information into emails), the deed is done.
After the match up, I decided to compile some data that would give a little glimpse at who was participating. Not surprisingly, we are a diverse lot!
In total we had 24 participants sign up for the first Pen Friend Exchange. That is a lovely number to begin with. Thank you one and all for the interest and the excitement generated.
Where in the world?
Lizzy, Jane, Emma?
The question of what Jane Austen character do you most relate to was asked of each Pen Friend applicant. Here are the results.
Elizabeth Bennet 7
Emma Woodhouse 5
Anne Elliot 3
Jane Bennet 2
Elinor Dashwood 2
James Morland 1
Diversity Has It!
Each participant was asked to list a few hobbies or interests. I was completely amazed with the diverse talents and interests. What a fabulous group of Pen Friends!
Long Bow Archery
Playing the Fiddle
Just a note to all who are participating. There are really no rules, this exchange exists to promote thoughtful, meaningful communication. Write letters and send letters to your Pen Friend partner, it's really that simple.
I am taking Pen Friend Applications for a WAITING LIST. Please email me at: JALWSociety@gmail.com if interested.
The next Pen Friend Sign up will be begin on October 15th for the November/December Exchange.
"A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."