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Re: How poor was Jane Fairfax, really?

October 20, 2015 08:15PM
In the text (chapter 20) it is only said:

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The plan was that she should be brought up for educating others; the very few hundred pounds which she inherited from her father making independence impossible.

So I imagine it could be no more than £400 to be "very few", which at a 5% interest at most would be £20 per annum. Nothing to live on for a gentlewoman.

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To provide for her otherwise was out of Colonel Campbell's power; for though his income, by pay and appointments, was handsome, his fortune was moderate and must be all his daughter's; but, by giving her an education, he hoped to be supplying the means of respectable subsistence hereafter.

I hope that helps.
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