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Miss Hawkins was the youngest of the two daughters of a Bristol-merchant, of course, he must be called; but, as the whole of the profits of his mercantile life appeared so very moderate, it was not unfair to guess the dignity of his line of trade had been very moderate also. Part of every winter she had been used to spend in Bath; but Bristol was her home, the very heart of Bristol; for though the father and mother had died some years ago, an uncle remained—in the law line—nothing more distinctly honourable was hazarded of him, than that he was in the law line; and with him the daughter had lived. – Description of Mr. Elton’s future bride in Chapter 22 of Emma

Click on this site to view a Georgian House in its historical context. Most likely, Miss Hawkins, who brought 10,000 pounds to her marriage to Mr. Elton, would have felt quite at home in this house, built in 1790 in Bristol for John Pinney, a West India merchant.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to Related Documents and find a series of downloadable PDF documents, including The Georgian House Sugar Trail. The illustration comes from that document.

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