The Victorian period was a new age of exploration - an age in which relatively "ordinary" people could undertake travels that were never before possible. Of particular note were the many women who ventured into places women had never been thought capable of visiting or enduring.
"Miss Bird commenced her travels at the age of 21 by going with some relations to Prince Edward Island, and shortly afterwards went by herself to Canada and the United States. She published an account of this journey, under the title of 'The Englishwoman in America.'"
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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