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Swift, J. A.

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Article in Nature Vol. 238 No 5360 July 21 1972. The Jane Austen Society asked Swift to examine a small sample of the lock of Austen's hair that they exhibited at Jane Austen's House Museum. Three pictures from the microscope are included in the article. The work was done at Unilever Research, Isleworth Laboratory, in Isleworth, Middlesex. Swift surmises that Austen didn't brush, comb, or handle her hair very much during the last three years of her life, perhaps due to wearing a cap all the time as her niece Caroline recorded. Macmillan Publishers. USED. $20.00