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WOMEN AND VICTORIAN VALUES, 1837-1910
Advice Books, Manuals and Journals for Women

Part 7: Sources from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

Parts 6 and 7 of this project are based on the extraordinary collection of works held in the Brotherton Library relating to household management, cookery, and food.  These are an excellent source for social history and gender studies.  We focus mainly on titles published in Britain by women writers.  Part 7 offers 68 titles including:

  • The housewife's guide (1840).
  • The female's friend and general domestic advisor (1837) by Robert Huish.
  • Indian domestic economy (1852).
  • The hostess of to-date (1899) by Linda Larned.
  • Labourers Friend Society: A 2nd series of useful hints for labourers (1840).
  • Comfort in the home (1895) by M J Loftie.
  • The servant's companion (1864) by S M T Millington.
  • A manual of homeopathic cookery (1846).
  • From kitchen to garret: Hints for young householders (1888) by Jane Panton.
  • Selfridge's household encyclopaedia (1929).
  • The Twentieth Century Household guide (1909).

This comprehensive selection of material will allow a broader understanding of household management and domestic economy during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The reader will be able to assess how advancements in technology changed the way households were run, and what types of foods were available to the housewife.

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