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Links: A Victorian Miscellany

No doubt many of these categories will expand into their own pages when we find more links, but for now...

Art: Information

See the Ephemera section for links to artwork, clip art, postcards, e-cards, etc.

The Website of Bob Speel
Dedicated mainly to 19th century British art, mostly Victorian, including sculpture, painting, illustration, some architecture, and a bit of pottery and so forth. Contains a useful list of artists, which leads to a list of biographies, as well as pages on where to see 19th-century artworks in London and the rest of England.

The William Morris Society

Journals on Victoriana

Victorians Institute and Journal

The Victorian Review

Victorian Literature and Culture

Neo-Victorian Studies

Medicine and Health

19th-Century Medicine in the UK

Victorian Medical Practices
This is a useful site with lots of links to various topics relating to Victorian medicine, disease, practices and practioners, and scientific theories of the day.

Military History

The War Times Journal
Archives of articles on the Napoleonic Wars, Admiral Nelson, Wellington, etc., including some first-person eyewitness accounts.


Advertising for Love
A collection of funny, strange, poignant and just plain bizarre personal ads from the nineteenth century.

Big Ben
A website created by Parliament to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Big Ben. History, facts and figures, and loads of images.

Cylinders on the Web: Rare Recordings
Rare recordings of speeches, notable individuals, etc. of the 19th century.

Mechanical Marvels of the 19th Century

Museum of Victorian Science
A virtual tour of Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory.

Victorian Etiquette Game

A Victorian version of Monopoly.

Victorian Parlour Games

Victorian Slang

Money and Coinage

Current Value of Old Money
Interesting site that helps you determine how much money was "worth" compared to today -- for example, what was a pound "worth" in 1850?

Pounds, Shillings and Pence - fun with Lsd

Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to Present

Victorian Coinage

Printing and Bookbinding

Aspects of the Victorian Book

Color Printing in the 19th Century
An overview of printing techniques.

Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-engraved Illustration
Records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing bibliographical and iconographical details.

Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
Learn about 19th-century printing processes and read some sample texts.

Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930
A lovely site that provides an overview of binding techniques, with lots of images of great book covers.

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
The list of links here will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of printing and publishing.

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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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