Regency Household: Cheap Roofing for Outhouses

This little gem was lifted from the Domestic Commonplace Book and included in the October 1817 edition of Ackermann’s Repository.  Most readers and writers thoughts fly to chamber pots and retiring rooms, but outhouses were also a “necessary” thing during the Regency. Jane Austen’s World has a deeper dive into privies, potties, and a book all about them: https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/privies-and-water-closets-by-david-j-eveleigh-a-review/  

Regency Culture and Society: Hints for Young Married Women

A lot of the Regency Reader Questions I receive are related to etiquette and how ought a young lady to behave in a variety of circumstances.  I found this article in the July 1803 Lady’s Monthly Museum and thought it might be of interest for those readers and writers hoping to understand the expectations Regency society had for young women recently wed. There are even … Expand

Regency Advertisements: Paper Sandwich and Tea Tray

Appearing in the July 1817 Ackermann’s Repository Advertisement section, this ad for papered tea and sandwich trays emphasizes the interest in papered objects with an Asian influence during the Regency era: