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Bibliography of Selected Etiquette Sources

Primary Sources

Beeton, Isabella Mary Mayson, 1836-1865. Book of household management. Mrs. Beeton's cookery and household management. [New ed.] London, Ward Lock [c1960] 1344 p. illus. (part col.) 24 cm.

Dodworth, Allen. Dancing and its relations to education and social life : with a new method of instruction...,, by Allen Dodworth. New and enlarged ed. New York, Harper & Brothers [1888] vi, 302 p. front. (port.) illus. 20 cm.

Eighteen Distinguished Authors [sic], Correct Social Usage: a course of instruction in good form, style and deportment.New York. The New York Society of Self-Culture, 1903

Gaskell, George A., 1844-?. Gaskell's Compendium of forms : educational, social, legal, and commercial, embracing a complete self-teaching course in penmanship and bookkeeping, and aid to English composition ... also, a manual of agriculture and mechanics, with a complete guide to parliamentary practiceImage /, by G. A. Gaskell. Chicago : Fairbanks, Palmer, 1880. 493 p. : ill., forms, plates, ports. ; 28 cm.

Gaskell, George A., 1844-? Writing as Samuel Smiles, Happy homes and the hearts that make them or thrifty people and why they thrive, US Publishing House, Chicago, 1882 644 p. :ill, plates.

Hill, Thomas E. 1832-1915. Manual of social and business forms. Selections. Never give a lady a restive horse; a 19th century handbook of etiquette. Berkeley [Calif.] Diablo Press, 1967. 143 p. illus., port. 28 cm.

Houghton, Walter R. et al. Rules of etiquette and home culture or what to do and how to do it. Chicago, 1886. Rand, McNally & Co.

King, Charles, 1844-1933. The colonel's daughter; or, winning his spurs. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & co., 1883. 2 p. l., 440 p. 19 cm.
Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them

Martine, Arthur, Martine's handbook of etiquette and guide to true politeness; a complete manual for those who desire to understand the rules of good breeding,the customs of good society, and to avoid incorrect and vulgar habits. New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1866--As republished in Civil War Era Etiquette, R.L. Shep editor and publisher, 1988.

Ransom, J. Clinton. Successful life: designed to teach the young how to attain the highest success and to lead both old and young to a more useful, happy and prosperous life /, Philadelphia, PA : L. P. Miller & Co, 1891, 606 p

Rowland, Helen, Reflections of a bachelor girl/, New York, dodge Publishing Company, 1909

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. North America. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1862.

Trollope, Fanny & Pamela Neville-Sington Domestic Manners of the Americans Originally published 1842. Paperback - 416 pages (29 May, 1997) Penguin Books

White, Annie R.. Polite society at home and abroad: a complete compendium of information on all topics classified under the head of etiquette /, Chicago IL: L.P. Miller & Co 1891. 448 p

Young, John H.. Our deportment : or, The manners, conduct and dress of the most refined society /, compiled by John H. Young. Harrisburg, PA : Pennsylvania Publishing Co, 1880, c1879. 415 p

Secondary Sources

Aldrich, Elizabeth, 1947-. From the ballroom to hell : grace and folly in nineteenth-century dance /, Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1991. xix, 225 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Bushman, Richard L.. The refinement of America : persons, houses, cities. 1st ed. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992

Green, Harvey, 1946-. The light of the home : an intimate view of the lives of women in Victorian America /, Harvey Green, with the assistance of Mary-Ellen Perry ; with illustrations from the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c1983. xv, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Haller, John S. Jr & Robin Haller. The Physician and Sexuality in Victorian America. /.Urbana Ill, University of Illinois Press. 1974.

Hansen, Karen V.. A very social time : crafting community in antebellum New England /, Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994. xv, 262p., [24] p. of plates : ill., map. ; 24 cm.

Harris, J. William, 1946-. Plain folk and gentry in a slave society : white liberty and Black slavery in Augusta's hinterlands /, 1st ed. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press ; Scranton, Pa. : Distributed by Harper & Row, 1985. xv, 274 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Kasson, John F. Rudeness & Civility : Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America / Paperback / Published 1991

Knight, Oliver. Life and manners in the frontier army /, 1st ed. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1978. vii, 280 p. ; 21 cm.

Kortum, Sarah. The hatless man : an anthology of odd & forgotten manners /; drawings by Ronald Searle. New York : Viking, 1995. xiv, 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Pease, Jane H.. Ladies, women, and wenches : choice and constraint in antebellum Charleston and Boston /, Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1990. xiii, 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Series title: Gender & American culture

St. George, Andrew.. The descent of manners: etiquette, rules & the Victorians /, London : Random House, c1993. 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Sutherland, Daniel E.. The expansion of everyday life, 1860-1876 /,1t ed. New York : Harper & Row, c1989. xiii, 290 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Series title: The Everyday life in America series

Internet Resources

(Note: the Internet is a moving target. These links were good as of February, 2004, but may disappear any time thereafter).

White, Anna R. Youth's educator for home and society: Being a Manual of Correct Deportment for Boys and Girls as well as for Older Ones Who Have Been Denied the Privileges and Benefits Arising from Social Intercourse, with Choice Chapters upon Kindred Topics. Union Publishing House, Chicago.1896 http://www.history.rochester.edu/ehp-book/yefhas/ (University of Rochester History Department Home Page)

An American Ballroom Companion: 1490-1920. A compendium of over one hundred dancing manuals, in full text, with illustrations, from the 15th to the 19th Century. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/dihome.html

Emily Post's 1922 edition of: Etiquette in Society, Business, Politics and at Home. http://www.bartleby.com/95/