Jessamyn's Regency Costume Links



The Jane Austen Information Page is a must for anyone who enjoys her novels. Everything from the complete hypertext of novels to discussions of the characters to jokes. Irresistible. A Regency Repository is primarily a good collection of links on Regency history, fashion, literature, politics, and more.
Louisa's World is the online diary from 1815 of a Nova Scotia farm girl named Louisa Collins. It includes a large number of handy hypertext footnotes, and offers a look at country life in America in the Federal period. The Memorial Hall Museum Online reproduces the Rules for Dancing from an 1803 Boston Weekly Magazine. Sorry, gentlemen, no cravats that have been worn for two weeks straight! Also see this invitation to an 1813 students' ball.
Colonial Williamsburg's Historical Almanac, although focused slightly earlier than Regency, has plenty of interesting information about lifestyles and manners ("Spit not in the Fire"!). At MissAbigail.com is an excerpt from The School of Good Manners, dated 1822, of a poem on good manners - including the advice, this time, to be sure to spit in the fire rather than on the floor!
18th-Century Resources really covers what is called the "long 18th century" - 1660 to 1830. There are masses of links here to enjoy. Click on "Art" to find those related to costume, including a glossary of period clothing terms.




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