Regency Pastimes: Conchology

From The young lady’s book: a manual of elegant recreations, exercises, and pursuits (1829): The book goes on to describe more specifically species and observations (you can click on any of the excerpts to be taken to the Google book and read). The science in the book seems a bit iffy, but nonetheless it is an interesting recommendation for a young lady and one that … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Debates for the Ladies

I discovered this treasure in the October 1808 issue of Lady’s Monthly Museum and thought I would share. I particularly love the hypothetical husband nicknames.

Regency Fashion: Hats and Evening Dress

Appearing in October 1825’s Ackermann’s Repository, these delightful plates show an array of hats and an evening dress. I love the jaunty eyeglass on the sassy looking young lady. The 1820s are really when we start to see the turn of British fashion towards sleeves, waistlines, and trimmings of the Victorian era.