In Mrs Gaskell’s Wives And Daughters, were Osborne Hamley and Aimée Scherer Lawfully Married?

13 Pages Posted: 13 May 2024 Last revised: 28 May 2024

Date Written: May 26, 2024

Abstract

In Wives And Daughters, Osborne Hamley and Aimée Scherer participate in marriage ceremonies both in France and in Germany, possibly followed by a marriage ceremony in England. In this paper, I discuss whether either marriage ceremony conducted on the Continent resulted in a marriage that would have been recognised as valid by English courts.

Keywords: Mrs Gaskell, Wives And Daughters, conflict of laws, English recognition of German religious and French secular marriages

Suggested Citation

Katz, Leslie, In Mrs Gaskell’s Wives And Daughters, were Osborne Hamley and Aimée Scherer Lawfully Married? (May 26, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4825592 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4825592

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