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Grand Tour Library Reading List and Resources

To learn more about the Grand Tour, see the reading list below. Many of these pieces were used in the creation of our exhibit "Franklina C. Gray: The Grand Tour." To read about Franklina's Grand Tour in her own words, please see Franklina C. Gray: The Grand Tour, published by Camron-Stanford House in 2019.

Bradshaw, George. Bradshaw’s Illustrated Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. Section 2. 4 Sections, 1876.

Beeton, Mrs. Isabella Mary. The Book of Household Management ... Ward, Lock, & Company, 1888.

Concannon, Marie, editor. “Library Guides: Prices and Wages by Decade: 1870-1879.” University of Missouri Libraries. Accessed January 25, 2021.

Davidson, Lillias Campbell. Hints to Lady Travellers at Home and Abroad. Iliffe & Son, 1889.

Diner, Hasia R. Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Diner, Hasia R. Erin’s Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science 101. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Dudden, Faye E. Serving Women: Household Service in Nineteenth-Century America. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

Ernst, Robert. Immigrant Life in New York City 1825-1863. Port Washington, N.Y.: Ira J. Friedman, Inc., 1949.

Leslie, Eliza. Miss Leslie’s Behavior Book: A Guide and Manual for Ladies as Regards Their Conversation, Manners, Dress, Introductions, Entree to Society, Shopping.../. Philadelphia :, 1859.

Manley, Deborah. Women Travelers on the Nile: An Anthology of Travel Writing Through the Centuries. American University in Cairo Press, 2016.

McCabe, James D. New York by Sunlight and Gaslight: A Work Descriptive of the Great American Metropolis. New York: Greenwich House, 1882.

Porter, Horace. Railway Passenger Travel: 1825-1880. Americana Review, 1888.

Rees, Jonathan. Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Roos, Dave. “America’s First Immigration Law Tried (and Failed) to Deal With Nightmarish Sea Journeys.” History.com.

Segrave, Kerry. Begging in America, 1850-1940: The Needy, the Frauds, the Charities and the Law. McFarland, 2011.

Starke, Marina. Travels in Europe between the Years 1824 and 1828. J. Murray, 1828.

State of Labor in Europe, 1878 : Reports from United States Consuls in the Several Countries of Europe on Rates of Wages, Cost of Living to the Laborers. Washington, 1879.

Stoddard, Charles Warren. Mashallah! A Flight Into Egypt. D. Appleton, 1881.

Taylor, George Rogers. The Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860. Vol. IV. The Economic History of the United States. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1951.

(Pictured: "Dorothea busy in the old library," drawing by Alice Barber Stevens, circa 1889, Library of Congress.)

More Ways to Explore

The following are excellent resources for continuing research on the Victorian Era.

The Camron-Stanford House - learn more about the Camron-Stanford House, a historic house museum in Oakland, California.

Library of Congress Digital Collections – searchable, fair use content from across the globe, spanning centuries!

Hathi Trust Digital Library – a free and searchable collection of digitized rare and out of print books.

Internet Archive – a free and searchable collection of digitized books, images, films, and more.

MeasuringWorth.com – a free online tool that can convert any dollar amount from the past into the relative worth of today.

Bay Area Historic House Museums – stay up to date on the latest information on the Bay Area's vast network of historic house museums.

(Pictured: Melusine wall sconce on the walls of the Camron-Stanford House, Camron-Stanford House Collection.)

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