Forms part of a collection of 41 letters from Austen to her sister and two prints (MA 977.1-43).
The top quarter of p. 3-4 has been cut away; ca. 7 lines of text are missing from each of these pages.
With a drawing of a floral lace pattern on p.2.
With postmark and seal, addressed to Miss Austen, Steventon, Overton, Hants [Hampshire]; written from 13, Queen Square.
Watermark: "Portal & Co 1796". Watermark, beta radiograph. Portal & Co 1796. 282225wm_MA_977_4_Austen_WM_beta.jpg
Reporting on Edward Austen's health and the treatments he is trying at Bath; describing a new cloak and hat and the fruits that women are wearing as ornaments; mentioning some forms of entertainment in Bath, including a "grand gala" at "Sydney Gardens" and a presentation of "the Colours to some Corps of Yeomanry or other, in the Crescent." The letter also mentions a young man she met who "has heard that Evelina was written by Dr. Johnson."