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Victorian Times Quarterly #9
July-September 2016
Back Issues/Upcoming Issues: Victorian Times

Victorian Times Quarterly
Victorian Times Quarterly #9 brings you the complete contents of Victorian Times for July, August and September 2016 in a beautiful print edition. [NOTE: Articles listed for forthcoming issues are subject to change.]

America
  • Sights and Scenes of the New World: Up the Hudson (CFM, 1883)
    "A river so beautiful, that if it were situated anywhere in Europe half the world would be going to admire it."
  • Sights and Scenes of the New World: The Queen of the Mexican Gulf (CFM, 1884)
    The author's search for "rustic" America leads her to Galveston, Texas - which she finds not so rustic at all!
  • Sights and Scenes of the New World: On a Mississippi Steamboat (CFM, 1884)
    Traveling from New Orleans to St. Louis on a Mississippi steamboat... "I am sorry to say a great deal of drinking, smoking and card-playing goes on, on board these steamers..."
  • Shopping in "The States" (CFM, 1892)
    An American shares a glimpse of America's great department stores, where payments whiz across the ceiling from clerk to cashier on a network of wires, and just about everyone chews gum...

    Animals
  • Another Little Friend (CFM, 1878)
    On the charm of the harvest mouse, and tips on keeping one as a pet.
  • In the Donkeys' Dairy (The Strand, 1895)
    Even in Victorian days, few people knew that London had its own "donkey dairy," where asses' milk was gathered for a variety of uses (particularly medical).
  • Mountain Sheep, Shepherding and Shepherds' Dogs (GOP, 1882)
    A look at the lives of hard-working dogs in Cumberland and Westmoreland.

    Cooking
  • Attractive Serving (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
    Choice summer dishes, and tips on decorating the table with summer flowers and greenery.
  • How I Furnished My Store Cupboard (CFM, 1891)
    On stocking up one's storage cupboard or pantry with essential cooking supplies, such as mint sauce, ketchup, mushroom ketchup, walnut ketchup, and celery vinegar.
  • Model Menu for the Month (GOP, 1893)
    What to offer for each month's dinner party.
  • September Stores (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
    Recipes for the housekeeper during the preserving and pickling season.
  • Soups for Hot Weather (CFM, 1882)
    Delicious soups for the summer season.
  • Through the Heated Term (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
    Tips on keeping one's home cool during the summer (in the days before A/C), and recipes for the hot weather (including Green Corn Pie and Imperial Pudding).

    Crafts
  • Art Needlework (Monthly) (GOP, 1888)
    Beautiful embroidery patterns that work just as well today as they did more than 100 years ago.
  • Roumanian Work (GOP, 1894)
    Interesting techniques combining colored and gold threads.
  • Some Home-Made Effects (GOP, 1895)
    Tips on refurbishing a fireplace mantel.

    Etiquette
  • The Art of Hand-Shaking (CFM, 1895)
    The firm, the lackadaisical, the demonstrative, the trifling... In other words, how not to do it!

    Exploring Victorian Britain
  • In an English Deer Park (Century Magazine, 1888)
    A long but delightful article on the flora and fauna of an English parkland.

    Folklore & History
  • The History of Home: Domestic Ways Since the Times of Henry VIII (GOP, 1887)
    A four-part series on the customs and furnishings of house and home, along with bits on historic cooking, costumes and more.

    Holidays & Seasonal
  • Country Lore (Monthly) (ILA, 1846)
    Country lore, customs and feast days for each month.

    Household
  • Through the Heated Term (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
    Tips on keeping one's home cool during the summer (in the days before A/C), and recipes for the hot weather (including Green Corn Pie and Imperial Pudding).

    Life & Lifestyle
  • Little To-Bo (St. Nicholas Magazine, 1889)
    Charming tribute to a little girl (who, happily, doesn't end up dead at the end of it).
  • A Military Tea-Party (CFM, 1877)
    "The wives and children of the private soldier are no longer huddled out of sight; their existence and their needs are recognized by the State..." and the great event of the year for military families is the official military tea and picnic!
  • Young Tommy Atkins: A Personal Experience (The Strand, 1891)
    "Tommy Atkins" is the general British term for soldier (rather like our "GI Joe"), and this article looks at the experiences of a couple of new recruits.

    London
  • In the Donkeys' Dairy (The Strand, 1895)
    Even in Victorian days, few people knew that London had its own "donkey dairy," where asses' milk was gathered for a variety of uses (particularly medical).
  • Street Corner Men (The Strand, 1891)
    "Perhaps none are more interesting than the irregular individuals who may be seen at various street corners... cajoling, lecturing, flattering, preaching, and dogmatically declaring the advantages of their particular kind of goods or entertainment."

    Miscellany
  • A Druggist's Peculiar Orders
    Translating requests for such oddities as churrup and quill, carman seed, bow wax, stickrish and "hair manure."
  • Odds and Ends (Monthly) (GOP, 1896-97)
    A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.

    Recreation & Travel
  • The Requirements of a Yachting Cruise (CFM, 1877)
    Tips for lady readers who may be asked to accompany their spouses to sea.
  • An Unfashionable Day at the Seaside (CFM, 1884)
    A delightful visit to one of England's less popular (and less populated) shores.

    Royalty
  • Royal Menus (The Strand, 1898)
    Some glimpses of how the royal family dined in the 1890's, including the wedding breakfasts of several of Queen Victoria's children, and a luncheon enjoyed by the German Emperor (the Queen's grandson) on his yacht during a race.

    World Travel & Cultures
  • Pickings from the Prairie (CFM, 1892)
    Frontier life on the vast prairies of Northwest Canada.

    Picture Features & Cartoons
  • Children of 1000 Years (The Strand, 1893)
    Pictorial feature of children's costume through history.
  • Some London Street Cries (The Strand, 1892)
    Pictorial feature of historic London vendors.
  • Soldiers of a Century (The Strand, 1892)
    Pictorial feature of Britain's military uniforms for the previous 100 years.

    Fiction
  • The House that Jerry Built (The Strand, 1902)
    A careful look at the title will give you an idea of just how solid this "villa" turned out to be.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pidgeon's Visit to Their City Friends, as Related by Mr. Pidgeon (Godey's Lady's Book, 1863)
    Suffice it to say that these visits do not go well...

    Poetry
    The Whippoorwill
    Unappreciated Promptness: To an Editor
    Poems vs. Peanuts
    The Head of the House
    The Sad Story of Blobbs and His Pullet
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    August


    September

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    CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
    AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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