Augusta's Journey

I wish he may go to the East Indies, that I may have my shawl.

I wish he may go to the East Indies, that I may have my shawl.

Jane Austen died 200 years ago and her legacy is celebrated this year with exhibitions and events. Kerstin and I visited Skokloster Castle last week. Their exhibition, Jane Austen’s World, featured costumes worn in Austen’s movies, including the famous soaked shirt worn by Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. A theme in the exhibition was marriage as a guarantor of family survival. Girls’ education focused […]

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Kerstin’s Blog: Augusta’s Library – we collect literature from the 1800s

Kerstin’s Blog: Augusta’s Library – we collect literature from the 1800s

Augustas bibliotek – vi samlar på 1800-talslitteratur

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A Significant Letter

A Significant Letter

Of course, today we usually don’t get letters – we get emails and text messages. But this could have been a letter – and it was so significant. Kerstin and I received an email from a 5th degree cousin who had stumbled upon our blog. That is, our respective grandparents’ grandparents’ fathers were brothers – Augusta’s father (Johan Peter Söderholm) and Carl Adam Söderholm. Our […]

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Kerstin’s Blog: We are planning our next leg of Augusta’s Journey

Kerstin’s Blog: We are planning our next leg of Augusta’s Journey

Vi reser vidare med Augusta i september  

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Göta Canal: Day 4 – Lake Vänern, Trollhättan, and Gothenburg

Göta Canal: Day 4 – Lake Vänern, Trollhättan, and Gothenburg

On the last day of our 4-day cruise, the sun rose around 4 am while we were crossing Lake Vänern. At that time we were fast asleep in our cabin. Augusta had quite a different experience as described in her diary: July, 1850 “As there was no cabin available except for that of the mate, which only had space for one person, I had to […]

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