Links for Historians
19th Century Immigration Records to Britain
American and Railway and Steamship Guide-1853
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
British History Online
Bruce Bassett-Powell’s Uniformology
Century Past’s Free Online Library – A library from the 1920s, of public domain books
Clergy of the Church of England Database (1540-1835)
Courting the Victorian Woman
Dance Manuals from the 1700 and 1800s
Database of Court Officers 1660-1837
Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-engraved Illustrations
Digitized Map of London (1790s)
Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians
French Images from the French Revolution
Genealogy for U.S. and British Isles – books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents.
Glossary of Hats
Harvard Law School Library – Legal Portraits Online
Historic England Online – Photographs, drawings, reports and publications from the 1850s to the present day.
Historical Marker Database
“Historical” Myths Busted: The Ton
Images of the French Revolution
Library of Congress – Digital collection of some of the best items related to America.
Locating London’s Past – Digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London.
MapCo – A variety of highly collectable 18th and 19th century maps and plans of London, British Isles, and Australia.
Maps of England, Wales, Scotland, etc.
Manuscripts and Special Collections at Nottingham University
Montgomery Ward Catalog – Spring and Summer 1875
Museum of London – Great image collection of 35,000 images illustrating the history of London and its people.
New York Public Library – Online digital collection of images.
Nexus – Teaching resource
Ngram Tool – Fabulous tool that helps you determine if a word or phrase was in use during a certain time period.
Novels Reviewed Database, 1790-1820 (NRD)
Old Maps of Paris
Old Weather: Whaling
Picturing Places – The British Library’s history of topographical views in pictures
Princeton University – Database of high resolution images.
Proceedings of Old Bailey – 1674 to 1913
Records of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office – Original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Servants in Victorian England
Surname Database-Database of surname meanings and origins.
Surname Distribution Map
The European Library – A database of newspapers.
The London Stage 1660-1800, includes casts, calendar of plays and entertainments, etc.
UK Medical Heritage Portal – Search and view collection of digitzed European medical publications from the nineteenth century
UK Military Collection
United States Online Historical Directories
U.S. National Library of Medicine Digital Collections – Database of over 67,000 historical images related to medicine.
Victorian Mourning Garbs
Victorian Wage Scale for Servants
Wellcome Images – Many images that are free and tend to lean towards science and medicine.
Welsh Newspapers Online
What Day is This Date? Know what day of the week it was from any year.