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Four Friends in a Phaeton (Demorest, 1886)
Four friends decide to go on a tour of... Nebraska! The results are actually quite delightful!
Wedding Breakfasts (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1876)
The author doesn't seem to quite approve of them, but if one must have one, a menu is provided, including extensive instructions on how to prepare the cake.
Wedding Flowers (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1883)
Lore and legend of the bridal wreath and bouquet.
Some Hints on Letter-Writing (The Girl's Own Paper, 1894)
"Letter-writing should form an important branch of education; its power is immense, its solace considerable, and it can form one of the most delightful or one of the most irksome occupations in the world, both to the writer and to the recipient."
School-Day Reminiscences (The Girl's Own Paper, 1891)
A look back at life in a girl's school in Toronto, Canada.
Ornamental and Useful Knick-Knacks (The Girl's Own Paper 1894)
Some quick and easy craft projects, including how to make a basket out of paper.
The Bird of the Morning (Atlantic Monthly, 1883)
"If every bird has his vocation... that of the American robin must be to inspire cheerfulness and contentment in men."
The Cheaper City (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1895)
Which city is cheaper to live in, London or New York? People still ask this question today; this article comes down on the side of New York.
Savoury Dishes Without Meat (The Girl's Own Paper, 1898)
Eggs, cheese and macaroni are the elements of choice in these tasty recipes.
Fifteen Rules for the Preservation of Health (Godey's, 1860)
Sound advice in any era!
Fiction... Sort of... "Aunt Mehitabel's Winter in Washington" (Godey's, 1873)
This wonderful eight-part series of "letters" written by "Aunt Mehitabel" to her loved ones back in Virginia provide a wonderful look at Washington (DC) life and society in 1873. The Washington monument has not yet been built, and in one letter "Aunt Mehitabel" urges women across the country to send $1 toward its completion. The series looks at the notable figures of the day, describes fashions and homes in detail, and paints a brilliant picture of life on Capitol Hill.
The Bride's First Dinner Party (The Girl's Own Paper, 1887)
How to arrange it and what to serve.
Marriage Customs Around the World (ILA, 1846)
A quick look at how marriages are conducted in various countries.
High Class Sweetmeats (The Girl's Own Paper, 1899)
A delicious selection of candies to make at home.
Moorland Idylls 11: Nests and No Nests (English Illustrated Magazine, 1895)
A look at moorland birds and more.
English Cave-Dwellers of Today (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1896)
"How little one knows of one's own country!" In the 1890's, there were still many villages living in caves and cave-dwellings throughout Britain.
Humor: A Boomopolis Wedding (Harper's, 1891A)
A look at wedding customs in the wild west.
Poetry
The Bald-Headed Tyrant
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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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