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Sarah Murray published in 1799 and later expanded on a colourful travel guide to Scotland, northern England and the Hebrides. If she is indeed the same person as Sarah Maese or Mease, she had already published a book of pedagogy with inset tales and historical material, designed to publicise a school she ran. Though the subject-matter is very different, the two publications share characteristics, notably panache, use of personal experience, lengthy descriptive titles, and progressive expansion of the original text.
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1744 Sarah Mease or Maese (apparently the same woman who later wrote as Sarah Murray) was born. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1766 'Sarah Maese' signed the preface to the otherwise anonymous first volume of The School, being a Series of Letters, Between a Young Lady and her Mother. Bibliographic Citation link.
1767 Sarah 'Mease' published the second volume of The School, being a Series of Letters, Between a Young Lady and her Mother. Bibliographic Citation link.    scholarly note link.
1772 Sarah Maese (later SM) completed with a third volume The School, being a Series of Letters, Between a Young Lady and her Mother. Bibliographic Citation link.
1810 Sarah Aust (formerly SM) issued a revised 'third edition' of her two travel guides, in two volumes, combining their earlier titles and calling herself 'The Hon. Mrs. Murray Aust, of Kensington'. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 November 1811 Sarah Aust, formerly SM, died at her home, Noel House in Kensington, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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