This article discusses not only peculiar wills, but peculiar hiding places for wills, "from weather-cocks to picture frames."
Visiting the Gypsies(Century, 1883)
One of the leading experts in gypsy lore and culture gives us a glimpse into a visit with an American tribe.
Women on Wheels(CFM, 1885)
"Four years ago a woman on wheels was a rare and conspicuous sight; but today there are few parts of the UK where a tricycling maid or matron excites any wonder..."
Explanation of French and Other Terms used in Modern Cookery(GOP, 1887)
From "Allemande" (a type of sauce) to "Zita" (macaroni), this article explains terms that would have been familiar to Victorian cooks.
The Importance of Language(Godey's, 1867)
Today, we're told that it's not politically correct to refer to women as "stewardesses" or "waitresses." Here's a look at how these terms came into being in the first place - in an effort to recognize the work being done by women!
A Party of Two(CFM, 1894)
A young couple decides to avoid the crowds and go on a walking tour.
Easter Egg Tea-Sets(Demorest, 1889)
A charming set of designs to make a tea set (with a variety of pieces) out of decorated eggshells.
Animal Trials by Jury(CFM, 1893)
Cases in which animals take on the roles of judge and jury to settle wrongs done to them.
Mustard and Cress(CFM, 1890)
A bit of the lore and history of these staples of the British tea table.
English Ladies at Washington(CFM, 1878)
In England, thousands of ladies "are debarred by their lack of rank" from ever getting a social glimpse of the Queen - but in Washington, a lady needs no letter of introduction or friend at court to present her to the president!
Hints and Topics for April(CFM, 1875)
A monthly series on the seasons in the English countryside - the birds, beasts, and flowers to be seen, along with tips on what to do in the garden, and natural history notes.
Precious Stones: Their Homes, Histories and Influence(GOP, 1894)
An eight-part series on the lore and history of precious stones. For April: Rubies and Sapphires.
Road Traveling of the Past(The Strand, 1892)
Odds and Ends(GOP, 1897)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
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 Find out more about the magazines used on this site!
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