On line temptation

As we’ve hit the fatal addiction — research — what about sharing on line research book treasures.

As it’s my post, I’m setting the rules. Not website or snippets, but entire books on line that are great reseach resources.

Of course there’s loads at http://www.gutenberg.org So much that it can be hard to find books particularly useful to us. If you have some bookmarked, please share.

Then there are many other places on the web with this or that.
This one is Canadian, and I used it in research for The Rogue’s Return. It’s fairly clunky to read because it’s image based, but worth it. There’s even a section of letters sent back by one of the sons on a trip to England.
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/PageView?id=df8404adda7d59ea&display=02885+0003

Next!

Jo, feeling like a drug pusher. 🙂

21 thoughts on “On line temptation”

  1. So many of them:
    “Canting Dictionary”, 1736
    http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/dict/
    “1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” by Francis Grose
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5402
    “DOMESTIC MEDICINE” by W. BUCHAN. 1785
    http://www.harvestfields.netfirms.com/HerbBooks/01/bkh05/000.htm
    “ARISTOTLE’S MASTERPIECE: THE SECRETS OF NATURE DISPLAYED” c. 1680.
    http://www.exclassics.com/arist/ariscont.htm
    “Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author’s Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic” by William Priest
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11545
    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 by Mungo Park
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8814
    “Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon — Volume 1” by Henry Fielding
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1146
    “Italian Letters, Vols. I and II: The History of the Count de St. Julian” by William Godwin
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9299
    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7253
    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14461
    “A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete
    Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General
    and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners” by An English Lady
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11996
    “The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.” by James Boswell
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6018
    The English Bowman by T. Roberts, c. 1801
    http://www.archerylibrary.com/

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  2. So many of them:
    “Canting Dictionary”, 1736
    http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/dict/
    “1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” by Francis Grose
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5402
    “DOMESTIC MEDICINE” by W. BUCHAN. 1785
    http://www.harvestfields.netfirms.com/HerbBooks/01/bkh05/000.htm
    “ARISTOTLE’S MASTERPIECE: THE SECRETS OF NATURE DISPLAYED” c. 1680.
    http://www.exclassics.com/arist/ariscont.htm
    “Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author’s Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic” by William Priest
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11545
    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 by Mungo Park
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8814
    “Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon — Volume 1” by Henry Fielding
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1146
    “Italian Letters, Vols. I and II: The History of the Count de St. Julian” by William Godwin
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9299
    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7253
    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14461
    “A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete
    Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General
    and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners” by An English Lady
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11996
    “The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.” by James Boswell
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6018
    The English Bowman by T. Roberts, c. 1801
    http://www.archerylibrary.com/

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  3. So many of them:
    “Canting Dictionary”, 1736
    http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/dict/
    “1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” by Francis Grose
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5402
    “DOMESTIC MEDICINE” by W. BUCHAN. 1785
    http://www.harvestfields.netfirms.com/HerbBooks/01/bkh05/000.htm
    “ARISTOTLE’S MASTERPIECE: THE SECRETS OF NATURE DISPLAYED” c. 1680.
    http://www.exclassics.com/arist/ariscont.htm
    “Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author’s Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic” by William Priest
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11545
    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 by Mungo Park
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8814
    “Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon — Volume 1” by Henry Fielding
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1146
    “Italian Letters, Vols. I and II: The History of the Count de St. Julian” by William Godwin
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9299
    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7253
    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14461
    “A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete
    Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General
    and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners” by An English Lady
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11996
    “The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.” by James Boswell
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6018
    The English Bowman by T. Roberts, c. 1801
    http://www.archerylibrary.com/

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  4. Ladies-
    First, congratulations on the launch of your wonderful blog. What can I say? So many of my favorite authors all at one place!
    My favorite research books: Some obvious, others less so: Hibbert’s “The London Encyclopedia” which lists the lifespans of people, places, and obscure facts.
    “The Torrington Diaries” – A first person account of traveling in England during the Regency era. Scary foods abound.
    Hibbert’s “Wellington”
    Debrett’s “Correct Form”
    Haythornthwaite’s “Wellington’s Military Machine”
    But my newest procrastination device while writing is:
    http://www.blogsearch.google.com
    You can search any blog!
    Congrats on your blog again!
    Sophia

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  5. Ladies-
    First, congratulations on the launch of your wonderful blog. What can I say? So many of my favorite authors all at one place!
    My favorite research books: Some obvious, others less so: Hibbert’s “The London Encyclopedia” which lists the lifespans of people, places, and obscure facts.
    “The Torrington Diaries” – A first person account of traveling in England during the Regency era. Scary foods abound.
    Hibbert’s “Wellington”
    Debrett’s “Correct Form”
    Haythornthwaite’s “Wellington’s Military Machine”
    But my newest procrastination device while writing is:
    http://www.blogsearch.google.com
    You can search any blog!
    Congrats on your blog again!
    Sophia

    Reply
  6. Ladies-
    First, congratulations on the launch of your wonderful blog. What can I say? So many of my favorite authors all at one place!
    My favorite research books: Some obvious, others less so: Hibbert’s “The London Encyclopedia” which lists the lifespans of people, places, and obscure facts.
    “The Torrington Diaries” – A first person account of traveling in England during the Regency era. Scary foods abound.
    Hibbert’s “Wellington”
    Debrett’s “Correct Form”
    Haythornthwaite’s “Wellington’s Military Machine”
    But my newest procrastination device while writing is:
    http://www.blogsearch.google.com
    You can search any blog!
    Congrats on your blog again!
    Sophia

    Reply
  7. Check out http://www.fullbooks.com/
    Just browse around and you’ll find all sorts of treasures.
    I often use Leigh’s Picture of London, 1819: http://www.londonancestor.com/leighs/leighs.htm
    I couldn’t even begin to respond to the previous post about research books. Too many to choose from. Besides research for my own books, I buy a lot of books about the various things I collect. So I have lots of books on jewelry and scent bottles and purses and shoe buckles and fans, etc. And like the rest of you, and keep buying and buying them. I fear the house will crumble from the weight. I am always running across interesting books that may come in handy one day. Years ago, for example, I bought a book on Thames barages just because it sounded interesting. I finally used it in my upcoming book, Just One of Those Flings. I figure all the books will come in handy at some time or other. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

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  8. Check out http://www.fullbooks.com/
    Just browse around and you’ll find all sorts of treasures.
    I often use Leigh’s Picture of London, 1819: http://www.londonancestor.com/leighs/leighs.htm
    I couldn’t even begin to respond to the previous post about research books. Too many to choose from. Besides research for my own books, I buy a lot of books about the various things I collect. So I have lots of books on jewelry and scent bottles and purses and shoe buckles and fans, etc. And like the rest of you, and keep buying and buying them. I fear the house will crumble from the weight. I am always running across interesting books that may come in handy one day. Years ago, for example, I bought a book on Thames barages just because it sounded interesting. I finally used it in my upcoming book, Just One of Those Flings. I figure all the books will come in handy at some time or other. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

    Reply
  9. Check out http://www.fullbooks.com/
    Just browse around and you’ll find all sorts of treasures.
    I often use Leigh’s Picture of London, 1819: http://www.londonancestor.com/leighs/leighs.htm
    I couldn’t even begin to respond to the previous post about research books. Too many to choose from. Besides research for my own books, I buy a lot of books about the various things I collect. So I have lots of books on jewelry and scent bottles and purses and shoe buckles and fans, etc. And like the rest of you, and keep buying and buying them. I fear the house will crumble from the weight. I am always running across interesting books that may come in handy one day. Years ago, for example, I bought a book on Thames barages just because it sounded interesting. I finally used it in my upcoming book, Just One of Those Flings. I figure all the books will come in handy at some time or other. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

    Reply

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