Miss Meen hits “Jane Austen’s Regency World”

June 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm (books, chutes of the vyne, history, jane austen, research) (, , , , , , , , )

Just thrilled to bits to see the release of the July/August issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine: my article on Margaret Meen is included:

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Margaret Meen – believed by some to have been governess to the four Smith sisters of Erle Stoke Park – AKA, Lady Northampton, Mrs Chute, Mrs Smith and Miss Smith – was definitely a painter (on vellum and paper) of botanicals, and a teacher. Including, as the JARW line suggests: to the Royal family of Queen Charlotte and her girls. I truly hope that I’ve uncovered a bit of “life” for this somewhat undiscovered artist — and invite you to seek out a copy of the full-color publication that promises to deliver “EVERYTHING that is happening in the world of Jane Austen“, including this tidbit of Smith & Gosling history.


  1. Janeite Deb said,

    Reblogged this on Jane Austen in Vermont and commented:
    JASNA-Vermont’s Kelly McDonald has an article in the new issue of “Jane Austen’s Regency World”!

  2. Janeite Deb said,

    Congratulations Kelly on having another article in JARW! – I’ve reblogged your post, as I was about to do one on the new issue – can’t wait for it to arrive!

    • Janeite Kelly said,

      I’m really thrilled about this one – as so little is out there about Margaret Meen, as an artist, but more especially as a person. She pops up in their letters / diaries (especially mentioned by Eliza Chute of The Vyne). I sometimes have gotten a sneak peek at my own piece, but not this time. Tim seems pleased – and that will have to suffice until the issue hits our mailboxes!

      thanks – k

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