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Dog Smugglers (The Strand, 1896)
On the use of dogs and other contrivances to smuggle tobacco from British-owned Gibraltar into Spain.
Business Girls in America (CFM, 1882)
A look at living and working conditions for American working girls.
How to Obtain Good Coffee (GOP, 1887)
Tips on brewing the best coffee (including the judicious use of raw egg...)
Something Like a Railway Journey (CFM, 1875)
A British writer takes a 3287-mile railway journey across America.
Marmalades (GOP, 1895)
Tips on creating this beloved treat.
Dips into an Old Cookery Book, Part 3 (GOP, 1886)
A look at some 18th-century recipes, including chees cakes, wiggs, syrrep of violets, and cowslip wine.
The Right Thing at the Right Moment (CFM, 1885)
Tips on having the best of manners at all times.
Applique in Embroidery (GOP, 1900)
Beautiful applique patterns based on nature.
Home Made Pickles (GOP, 1883)
Recipes for pickling cabbage, walnuts, onions, sour plums, cucumbers and more!
How to Address People of Title (GOP, 1883)
How to know your ladies from your honourables, and your right honourables from your most honourables...
How to Give an Afternoon Tea (Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1889)
A "five o'clock tea" could be a major social event, with "hundreds of people coming and going." It was not a "sit-down" event, but rather one in which people came in, dined on delicacies whilst standing and chatting, and went out again.
My School Days, Part 9 (GOP, 1897)
Get up close and personal with famous children's author E. Nesbit as she recalls her own childhood in this charming 12-part serial!
Chronicles of an Anglo-Californian Ranch, Part 10 (GOP, 1899)
A British family sallies forth into the New World to seek its fortune in southern California, not far from the "busy and enterprising town of Los Angeles." (Still not quite politically correct...)
Country Customs for September: A Country Fair (ILA, 1849)
A look at the amusements offered by this festival of the countryside.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1895)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
The Ballad of a Bachelor
September Garland

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Magazine Abbreviations:
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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