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Gynaecological doctor William Acton's Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs, in Childhood, Youth, Adult Age...
Newspaper, Advertisement, Ephemera
This advertisement for the London Diocesan Penitentiary, also known as the St Mary Magdalene ‘house’, dates from April 1...
This feature from the Liverpool Mercury is a vivid first-person account of an extraordinary public meeting set up in Liv...
Book, Illustration, Image
Bowles's Drawing Book for Ladies; Or Complete Florist is a manual for drawing or embroidering flowers, consisting primar...
An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex is a religious conduct manual by Thomas Gisborne (1758–1846), aimed mainly ...
This small book (43 pages plus plates) offers a guide to the use of perspective in drawing. It describes perspective as...
This is a collection of essays intended for young women who have recently married or are about to marry. The author is ...
Letter Created date: 19 February 1855
This frank letter was written by Florence Nightingale to the Secretary of State for War, Sidney Herbert. A century after...
Book, Illustration, Image
Bridewell prison, located close to Fleet Street and the banks of the river Thames, had served multiple functions since i...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 8 September 1860
In this letter, Florence Nightingale outlines her belief that patient health depends on the environmental conditions in ...
The figure of the Victorian governess – a live-in teacher to children of the well-off – was a prominent part of 19th-cen...
James Gillray was one of the finest caricaturists of the Georgian period. First apprenticed as an engraver in London, Gi...
Book, Manuscript annotation
Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was a ground-breaking work of literature which still resonate...
Victoria became Queen of the British Empire on 20 June 1837 when her uncle, William IV, died. She was just 18. The coron...
Periodical, Print, Image
As with many other areas of economic activity, women’s magazines developed rapidly through the 1800s, reflecting both m...