Today we meet the visitors LOUIS SIMOND, ROBERT SOUTHEY, and MELESINA TRENCH.
Readers who look up the Hampshire Record Office’s cataloge to find “Melesina Trench” will find an AUSTEN connection…
Monsieur Simond tried to gain entry to Plas Newydd; I find the published account *fun* to read.
Mr Southey got the opposite treatment: a welcome!
Readers also get a peek at a letter, penned by the delightful Sarah Ponsonby, which was once for sale online. (See Melesina Trench’s “visit”, for she once spoke of Sarah’s “fairy penmanship”!)