The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 by Barbara Tuchman
NINES: Nineteenth century scholarship online
Inventing the 19th Century: 100 Inventions that Shaped the Victorian Age, From Aspirin to the Zeppelin by Stephen van Dulken
Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet

House and home 


The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Child
Authentic Décor: the Domestic Interior 1620-1920 by Peter Thornton
Blomsterodling i boningsrum. Handledning för blomsteridkare by N. J. Ericsson
The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Beeton
Chocolate And Cocoa Recipes By Miss Parloa & Home Made Candy Recipes By Mrs. Janet Mc Kenzie Hill  
The Complete Indian House Housekeeper and Cook by F.A. Steel and G. Gardiner
The new household receipt-book by Sarah Josepha Hale
The Opulent Eye: Late Victorian and Edwardian Taste in Interior Design by Nicholas Cooper
Practical hand-book of toilet preparations and their uses. Also recipes for the household .. (1889) by Joseph A Begy  
The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed by Judith Flanders



Casebook: Jack the Ripper
Modern Histories of Crime and Punishment edited by Markus D Dubber and Lindsay Farmer
The female victim : homicide and women in Imperial Germany Randolph E. Bergstrom, Eric A. 


The Victorian School


The Wilkie Collins Journal

Medicine & Surgery

First principles of medicine (1841) by Archibald Billing  
Memoranda on anatomy, surgery, and physiology : forming a pocket companion for the young surgeon, or for students preparing for examinations (1848) by Bower, Mark Noble
Minor surgery, or, Hints on the every-day duties of the surgeon (1846) by Smith, Henry H. (Henry Hollingsworth)
The naval surgeon (1841) by William Johnstoun N . Neale
Principles of forensic medicine (1845) by William A. Guy  
The surgeon's vade mecum (1839) by Robert Druitt
The surgeon-dentist's anatomical and physiological manual (1826) by Waite, George Derby

The Press & Periodicals

Collection of Illustrated London News
The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life of Rachel Beer: Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer by Eilat Negev, Yehuda Koren
Gazette (London, Edinburgh, Belfast)
Indian Online Newspaper and Journal Portal
Internet Library of Early Journals; contains the following periodicals
  • Notes and Queries
  • The Builder
  • Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine)
Nineteenth Century Serial Edition; contains the following periodicals
  • Monthly Repository (1806-1837) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833) 
  • Northern Star (1838-1852) 
  • Leader (1850-1860) 
  • English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864) 
  • Tomahawk (1867-1870) 
  • Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890)
Northcliffe: Press Baron of Politics, 1865-1922 by J. Lee Thompson
Punch Online
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals 
A Tabloid is Born, Documentary on the birth of Daily Mail and Mirror

Sports and leisure

Clubs and Club Life in London by John Timbs (full text on
The Clubs of London by Charles Marsh (full text on Google books)
More Than A Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years, by John Major
Playing the Game: Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English women, 1870-1914 by Kathleen E. McCrone
Scouting for Boys, BBC Documentary
The Victorians and Sport by Mike Huggins
Victorian Turkish Baths


The Eastern Alps including the Bavarian Highlands, Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria, Carinthia, and Carniola; handbook for travellers, 1907 (Baedeker)  



A Pocket-Guide to Edwardian England by Evangeline Holland
The Aristocracy, BBC Documentary
Behind the Lines: East London Labour 1914-1919 by Julia Bush 
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History
Burke's Great War Peerage: Noble British and Irish Families on the Eve of the First World War
The Country House Remembered edited by Merlin Waterson
The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine
A dictionary of slang, jargon & cant by Barrere, Albert; Leland, Charles Godfrey (1889)
The Edwardian Country House by Clive Aslet
The English Country House Party by Phillida Barstow, Phillida Barstow
Ettie: The Life and World of Lady Desborough by Richard Davenport-Hines
Gilded Butterflies: The Rise and Fall of the London Season by Philippa Pullar 
High Society: The English Social Elite, 1880-1914 by Pamela Horn
Ladies of the Manor by Pamela Horn  
Lantern Slides: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter, 1904-1914 by Violet Bonham Carter 
London and its environs; handbook for travellers, 1908 (Baedeker)
The Manor House, reality show (with useful online resources found here)
The Marlborough House set by Anita Leslie
Mostly Victorian 
Remember and Be Glad by Cynthia Asquith 
Secrets of the Manor House, Documentary shown on PBS
The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield
Up and Down Stairs: The History of the Country House Servant by Jeremy Musson
Upstairs & Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real Life of Masters and Their Servants from the Victorian Era to the Second World War by Sarah Warwick  
Victoria Mail List Archive 
Victorian Research Resources 


Advertising empire: race and visual culture in imperial Germany David Ciarlo
Berlin and its environs; handbook for travellers, 1910 (Baedeker)  
Colonialism, antisemitism, and Germans of Jewish descent in imperial Germany by Christian S. Davis
Cities, sin, and social reform in imperial Germany by Andrew Lees
Death in the Tiergarten: Murder and Criminal Justice in the Kaiser's Berlin by Benjamin Carter Hett
Dream of empire: the world of Germany in original photographs 1840-1914 by Franz Hubmann; ed. by J.M. Wheatcroft
The Entourage of Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1888-1918 by Isabel V. Hull
Globalisation and the nation in imperial Germany by Sebastian Conrad 
Honor, Politics, and the Law in Imperial Germany, 1871–1914 by Ann Goldberg
Imperial Culture in Germany, 1871 - 1918 by Matthew Jefferies
Imperial Germany, 1871-1918, edited by James Retallack
Imperial Germany, 1871-1914: economy, society, culture and politics by V.R. Berghahn
Imperial Germany : a historiographical companion edited by Roger Chickering
Lancers and dragoons : uniforms of the Imperial German cavalry 1900-1914 / by R. J. Marrion ; in collaboration with D.S.V. Fosten and D.H. Hagger
The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II by Giles MacDonogh
Northern Germany as far as the Bavarian and Austrian frontiers: handbook for travellers
16th ed. 1913 (Karl Baedeker)
The Real German War Plan, 1904-14 by Zubler
Regulating the social: the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany by George Steinmetz
Religion and civil society: Catholics, Jesuits, and Protestants in imperial Germany by Róisín Healy
The Rhine, including the Black Forest & the Vosges; handbook for travellers, 1911 (Baedeker)
Southern Germany (Wurtemberg and Bavaria); handbook for travellers, 1907 (Baedeker)
The surplus woman : unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871/1918 by Catherine L. Dollard
The female victim : homicide and women in Imperial Germany Randolph E. Bergstrom, Eric A. Johnson The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom
Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian Britain: essays on cultural affinity, edited by Dominik Geppert and Robert Gerwarth


Adelskalendern 1923 (the List of Swedish Nobility in 1923)
Anteckningar om svenska qvinnor av Wilhelmina Stålberg
J L Almqvist – the documents regarding the criminal case (at Almqvist-sällskapets webpage)
Blad ur prostitutionsfrågans historia i Sverige by Edvard Welander
Carl XV som enskild man, konung och konstnär by Cecilia Ulrika Laura Lovisa Bååth-Holmberg  (1891)
Demoiselle - Kokboksutgiverskan och restauratrisen Gustava Björklunds liv och verksamhet av Per Erik Wahlund
"Den farliga underklassen" : studier i fattigdom och brottslighet i 1800-talets Sverige by Birgit Petersson
Den sköna synderskan: sekelskiftets Stockholm : betraktelser från undersidan by Rebecka Lennartsson
Det goda faderskapet: i svenskt 1800-tal av Tomas Berglund
Det stora elefantupploppet och andra berättelser från Sveriges bråkiga 1800-tal by Andrés Brink Pinto, Magnus Olofsson, Martin Ericsson, Martin Nyblom and Stefan Nyzell
Diary of a tour in Sweden Norway and Russia by Elizabeth Mary Grosvenor (1879)
Emilie Högqvist: förteckning över efterlämnande böcker, planscher och musikalier
Esplanadsystemet och Albert Lindhagen : stadsplanering i Stockholm åren 1857-1887 av Gösta Selling
Field sports of the North of Europe: A Narrative of Angling, Hunting and Shooting in Sweden and Norway by Captain L. Lloyd (1885)
Flanörstråket à la mode : glimtar från Norrbro i 1850-talets konst och litteratur by Mårten Rasch
Från Carl XV's dagar: minnen, bref och anteckningar by E. Edholm
Från Karl XIV Johans dagar av Georg Ulfsparre
Från träplog till tändkula: lantbrukets maskin- och redskapshistoria under 1800-talet by Rolf Larsson
Digitised Swedish Newspapers 
Gustaf III Operahus och dess Minnen: Några samlade blad by Frans Hedberg
A handbook for Northern Europe: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (John Murray; 1848)
A handbook for travellers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden (John Murray; 1858)
A handbook for travellers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden (John Murray; 1871)
Hedvig Elisabeth Charlottas dagbok
Hur Gamla stan överlevde: från ombyggnad till omvårdnad 1840-1940 by Gösta Selling
Kungliga teatern : en återblick by Henrikson, Alf (1994)
Kungliga teatern : repertoar 1773-1973 : opera, operett, sångspel, balett.
Kvinnor får röst: kön, känslor och politisk kultur i kvinnornas rösträttsrörelse by Christina Florin
Life in Sweden by Selina Bunbury
Memoirs of Benjamin, Lord Bloomfield  (British ambassador to Sweden)
Minnen  by Louis De Geer
Minnen (part 1, part 2, part 3) by Fritz von Dardel
Minnen från Carl XIV: s, Oscar I:s och Carl XV:s dagar by Samuel Gustaf von Troil, Karl Frederik Akrell
Norway, Sweden and Denmark; Handbook for travellers (Baedeker's 1879)
Norway, Sweden and Denmark; Handbook for travellers (Baedeker's 1892)
Norway, Sweden and Denmark; Handbook for travellers (Baedeker's 1895)
Offentliga kvinnor: Prostitution i Sverige 1812-1918 by Yvonne Svanström
Operan 200 år: jubelboken.
Stockholmsgryning : en fotografisk vandring på Karl XV:s tid by Rolf Söderberg
Swedish and German liberalism: from factions to parties 1860-1920 by Martin Åberg
Stockholmsäktenskap: familjebildning och partnerval i Stockholm 1850-1890 by Margareta R. Matović
Svenska riksdagen, dess sammansättning och verksamhet av Herman Ludvig Rydin (1873)
Svenskt porträttgalleri (riksdagsmän 1866-1904)
Svensk Teater-Kalender, 1868
Svenskt biografiskt lexikon
Sweden and Norway by F.H. Wood (1882)
Sweden and the Swedes by W.W. Thomas
Swedish catalogue, International exhibition in Philadelphia 1876 (1876)
Svenska Teatern under Karl Johanstiden by Nils Personne
Teater-Kalender, 1845
The Traveller's illustrated Guide to Sweden: Stockholm (1875)
Tidsbilder ur Stockholmslifvet av Claës Lundin (1895)
Två gamla Stockholmares anteckningar by Nils Selander &Edvard Selander
The vade mecum; or, A, B, C guide to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, by Ttenrub Elohta (Athole Burnett) (1875)
Visbok by August Bondeson (collection of folksongs, collected 1896-1901)  
Våra teater-förhållanden: betraktelser och uppsatser (1870) by Ludvig Oscar Josephson
Vårt 1800-tal : hundra omvälvande år av Hans Dahlberg
Yngsjömordet by Yngve Lyttkens


The Ottoman Empire

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin
The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power, 1898-1918 by Sean McMeekin  
Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by Daniel Allen Butler
Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918 by Michael A. Reynolds




Administration of Civil Justice in British India, for a period of Four Years, Chiefly from 1845 to 1848, both inclusive by Colonel Sykes
The administration of the East India Company: a history of Indian progress by Sir John William
The Administration of India from 1859-1868 by Iltudus Thomas Prichard
The Administration of Justice in British India: Its Past History and Present State: Comprising an Account of the Laws Peculiar to India by William Hook Morley

Afghanistan: The Great Game Revisited, British documentary
Alphabetical list of the officers of the Bengal army; with the dates of their respective promotion, retirement, resignation, or death .from 1760 to 1834 inclusive, corrected to 1837 by Dodwell, Edward; Miles, James Samuel (1838)
An Account of the Manufacture of the Black Tea as Now Practised at Sudeya in Upper Assam by the Chinamen Sent Thither for That Purpose with some observations on the culture of the plant in China and its growth in Assam by C.A. Bruce
Anglo-Russian Rivalry in Central Asia 1810-1895 by Gerald Morgan 
The career of Major George Broadfoot, C. B. in Afghanistan and the Punjab by William Broadfoot

Central Asia and Tibet: Towards the Holy City of Lassa  by Sven Hedin
Codification in British India (1914) by Bijay Kisor Acharyya
The Complete Indian House Housekeeper and Cook by F.A. Steel and G. Gardiner
The cultivation & manufacture of tea (1878) by Edward Money
The Defence of India, Gen. Sir Charles MacGregor
Eighteen Years in the Khyber 1879-1898 by Sir Robert Warburton
Departmental and Warrant Officers of the East India Company's Armies and the Indian Army at British Library   
Descriptive Ethnology Of Bengal by Edward T. Dalton
Edwardian Ladies and Imperial Power by Julia Bush
The Early History of the Tea Industry in North-east India by Harold H. Mann, D.Sc. Reprinted from the Bengal economic journal, 1918
East-India Register and Army List

Fauj-i-khas Maharaja Ranjit Singh and His French Officers by Jean Marie Lafont
The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy 
Four Years' Service in India by John Ryder (1853)
Genom Khorasan och Turkestan: minnen från en resa i Centralasien 1890 och 1891 by Sven Hedin
Genom Persien, Mesopotamien och Kaukasien. Reseminnen by Sven Hedin
A Glimpse of Assam by Susan R. Ward
A glossary of judicial and revenue terms and of useful words occurring in official documents relating to the administration of the government of British India, from the Arabic, Persian, Hindustani, Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Uriya, Marathi, Guzarathi, Telugu, Karnata, Tamil, Malayalam and other languages. Compiled and published under the authority of the Honorable the Court of Directors of the East-India Co (1855) by H.H. Wilson
Government of India: Being a Digest of the Statute Law Relating Thereto (1907)by Courtenay Ilbert
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia by Peter Hopkirk - (R)
Handbook of the Bengal Presidency 
Hourly meteorological observations from January 1856 to February 1861 by the Madras Observatory

The hand-book of British India:a guide to the stranger, the traveller, the resident, and all who may have business with or appertaining to India by J.H. Stocqueler (1854)
Handbook of the Punjab, Western Rajputana, Kashimir and Upper Sindh, John Murray, 1883
Hobson-Jobson: a Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words by Henry Yule and A.C. Burnell
Honoria Lawrence: a Fragment of Indian history by Maud Diver
India in 1858: A Summary of the Existing Administration, Political, Fiscal and Judicial, of British India (1858) by Arthur Mills
An Indian civilian's career : what it is, and what it might be : with some remarks on English mal-administration in India by "a Haileybury Man"
Indian Online Newspaper and Journal Portal 
The Imperial Gazetteer of India
A Journal of the Disasters in Affghanistan 1841 - 42 by Florentia Sale
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries by William Griffith
Journey to the North of India through Russia, Persia and Afghanistan by Arthur Conolly
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple
The Last Sunset: The Rise and Fall of the Lahore Durbar by Amarinder Singh
The Law and Custom of Slavery in British India: In a Series of Letters to Thomas Fowell Buxton, Esq (1840)
The law relating to India and the East-India Company (1855)
The Law of Testamentary Devise as Administered in India: Or The Law Relating to Wills in India (1889)by Gilbert Stuart Henderson
Leaves from the journal of a subaltern during the campaign in the Punjaub, Sept. 1848 to March 1849 by Daniel Sandford
The life of Hodson of Hodson's horse  by Lionel Trotter
The life of John Nicholson, soldier and administrator; based on private and hitherto unpublished documents by Lionel Trotter
Lives of Indian officers : illustrative of the history of the civil and military service of India by Sir John William Kay
Lumsden of the Guides by Peter Lumsden
Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj by Dane Kennedy  
Memoirs of Alexander Gardner - Colonel of Artillery in the Service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Alexander Gardner
Memorials of the life and letters of Major-General Sir Herbert B. Edwardes, by Lady Edwardes
The Mishmee Hills; an account of a journey made in an attempt to penetrate Thibet from Assam to open new routes for commerce (1873) by Thomas Thornville Cooper
Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
The Naga tribes of Manipur (1911) by T.C. Hodson
Narrative of a journey to Kalât, including an insurrection at that place in 1840; and A Memoir on Eastern Balocistan by Charles Masson
Narrative of various journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, the Panjab and Kalat by Charles Masson
Notes on the North-Western Provinces of India by Charles Raikes (1852)
Notes on the Production of Tea in Assam, and in India Generally (January 1, 1862) by J.C. Marshman
Occupations; archival information about various occupations by British Library
On the Rise, Progress, and Future Prospects of Tea Cultivation in British India (March 1, 1869) by Charles Henry Fielder
Old Times in Assam by T. Kinney  
On Afghanistan's Plains: The Story of Britain's Afghan Wars by Jules Stewart
On the Rates of Mortality and Marriage amongst Europeans in India (1864) by Samuel Brown
On the Vital and Sanitary Statistics of Our European Army in India, Compared with Those of French Troops Under Like Conditions of Climate and Locality (1863) by James Bird
Our Administration of India (1886) by Henry Arthur Deuteros Phillips
Out in the Noonday Sun by Valerie Pakenham  
Overland to India (Öfver land till Indien genom Persien, Seistan och Belutjistan) by Sven Hedin
A personal narrative of a visit to Ghuzni, Kabul and Afghanistan, and of a residence at the court of Dost Mohamed: with notices of Runjit Sing, Khiva, and the Russian expedition by G.T. Vigne
The Past, Present, and Prospective Financial Condition of British India (December 1, 1859) by Colonel Sykes
The pests and blights of the tea plant; being a report of investigations conducted in Assam and to some extent also in Kangra (1898) by Sir George Watt
Physical and political geography of the province of Assam (1896)
Pigsticking; or, Hoghunting: a complete account for sportsmen, and others by Lord Baden-Powell
Police Manual for Eastern Bengal and Assam (index) by the Eastern Bengal and Assam Police Department
The Political System Of British India by E.A. Horne
A Practical Guide to the Climates and Weather of India, Ceylon and Burmah and the Storms of the Indian Seas by Henry Francis Blanford
The principles of the law of crimes in British India (1902?) by Syed Shamsul Huda
The Races Of Afghanistan by H.W. Bellew
The Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India by Lawrence James
Record of services of the Honourable East India Company's civil servants in the Madras presidency, from 1741 to 1858 by Charles Campbell Prinsep
Recruitment of labour for tea gardens in Assam (1909) by J.F. Gruning
Reminiscences of forty-three years in India : including the Cabul disasters, captivities in Affghanistan and the Punjaub, and a narrative of the mutinies in Rajputana by George Lawrence (1875)
Reminiscences of seventy years' life, travel, and adventure, military and civil, scientific and literary by Robert George Hobbes
Return of a King by William Dalrymple
Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924 by Seymour Becker
Sketch of the medical topography, or, climate and soils, of Bengal and the N.W. provinces (1859) by John McClelland
Soldier Sahibs: The men Who Made the North-West Frontier by Charles Allen
Some Assamese proverbs (1896) by P.R.T Gurdon
The Story of the Guides by G.J. Younghusband
A Tea Planter's Life in Assam by George M. Barker
The Tea planter's vade mecum  (1885)
The Tea soils of Assam and tea manuring (1901) by Harold H Mann
Travels and adventures in the province of Assam, during a residence of fourteen years (1855) by Major John Butler
Travels in central Asia: being the account of a journey from Teheran across the Turkoman desert on the eastern shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand; performed in the year 1863 by Arminius Vambéry
Twelve years of a soldier's life in India: being extracts from the letters of the late Major W. S. R. Hodson: including a personal narrative of the siege of Delhi and capture of the king and princes  by William Stephen Raikes Hodson
Travels into Bokhara by Sir Alexander Burnes
Wild sports of Burma and Assam by Colonel F. T. Pollok

World War I and aftermath

The Edwardian Turn of Mind: First World War and English Culture by Samuel Hynes
Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires: Central Europe, the Middle East and Russia, 1914-23 by Aviel Roshwald
First World War Poetry Archive
The Flight of "Big Horse": The Trail of War in Central Asia by Sven Hedin
For the Sake of Example: Capital Courts-Martial, 1914-1920 by Anthony Babington
Från Peking till Moskva by Sven Hedin
Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918 by Roger Chickering Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon
Mons, ANZAC & Kut by Aubrey Herbert
The National Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in Palestine by Michael Carver
On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire by Peter Hopkirk 
Setting the East Ablaze: Lenins Dream of an Empire in Asia by Peter Hopkirk
Troublous Times: Experiences in Bolshevik Russia and Turkestan (Blandt krigsfanger i Turkestan: Oplevelser under Bolschevikrevolutionen i Rusland og i Centralasien) by Alf Harald Brun
Race, Empire and First World War Writing edited by Santanu Das 
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Ageby Modris Eksteins
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
T.E: Lawrence and Arabia, BBC documentary
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
The First World War, British Documentary in 14 parts
The Man who was Greenmantle: A biography of Aubrey Herbert by Margaret Fitzherbert
War Planning, 1914 by Richard F. Hamilton
When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921 by Charles Townshend

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