Used to create this web site:

Austen, Jane. Emma. New York: Norton, 1993.

-----. Persuasion. New York: Norton, 1995.

-----. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Norton, 1993.

-----. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin, 1995.

Browne, Christopher. Getting the Message: The Story of the British Post Office. Dover, NH: Alan Sutton Publishing, Inc., 1993.

Ellis, Kenneth. The Post Office in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in Administrative History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1958.

Modert, Jo. "Post/Mail." Jane Austen Companion. Ed. J. David Grey. New York: MacMillan, 1986. 345-346.

Robinson, Howard. The British Post Office: A History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1948.

Additional references:

Farrugia, Jean Young, and Tony Gammons. Carrying British Mails. London: National Postal Museum, 1980.

Gammons, Tony. The Early Days of the Postal Service. London: British Philatelic Bureau, 1986.

Hemmeon, Joseph C. The History of the British Post Office. Cambridge, MA: 1912.

Hyde, James Wilson. The Royal Mail. Simpkin: Marshall, 1889.

Marshall, C. F. Dendy. The British Post Office from Its Beginnings to the End of 1925. London: 1926.

Martin, Nancy. The Post Office. London: J. M. Dent, 1969.

Zilliacus, Laurin. From Pillar to Post: The Troubled History of the Mail. London: Heinemann, 1956.


Rates and Terms

Mail Carriers

Mail Coaches

Mail Guards


Postal Moneys Used for War

Postal Reform of 1840

Austen's Style

Quotes from Austen's Characters