From Crinolines to Cross-Dressing Balls: A Two Year Anniversary Digest

Euphemia White Van Rensselear by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1842.

It’s my blogiversary!  Today, MimiMatthews.com is two years old.  I have no idea what the two year mark of a successful blog looks like, but I feel incredibly fortunate that my site continues to receive such a positive response.  I am especially grateful to all of my wonderful subscribers and to everyone who takes the time to comment on my articles.  Your readership means the world!

You may have noticed that I’m not updating as often lately.  I am currently working toward two separate book deadlines, something which has been rather time consuming and a bit stressful, I must admit.  The good news is that my first non-fiction book, The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th & 19th Centuries (to be released by Pen and Sword Books in November 2017), will be available for pre-order this May.  My next non-fiction book, A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, will be released next summer.

I hope to have some new nineteenth century history articles for you soon.  In the meanwhile, here are five of my favorites from this last year.

Well, that about wraps it up for this anniversary post.  Thank you all again for reading, sharing, and commenting on my articles.  Here’s to the next year researching and writing on nineteenth century romance, literature, and history!

Mimi Matthews is the author of The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries (to be released by Pen and Sword Books in November 2017).  She researches and writes on all aspects of nineteenth century history—from animals, art, and etiquette to fashion, beauty, feminism, and law. 

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Can’t wait for your books! Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much :)

Nancy A Bekofske
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Nancy A Bekofske

Congratulations on two years! I enjoy your posts. Always well written, well researched, and enjoyable.

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much, Nancy :) I’m so glad you enjoy my posts!

nottooshabby
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nottooshabby

your blog posts are a delight to read — congratulations on your blogaversary!

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thank you so much :) I always appreciate your comments!

Penny Dolan
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Penny Dolan

Your posts are a lovely, enjoyable treat. Thank you, Mimi! And good luck with those two books.

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much, Penny :) Your words mean a lot!

Mary V. Thompson
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Mary V. Thompson

Very much looking forward to your book. Please let us know when we can pre-order.

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

I absolutely will, Mary :) I don’t have a firm date yet, but it will be the end of May.

Victor Ochoa
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Victor Ochoa

There are some lovely descriptions of the dresses worn by the ladies and not-quite-ladies in Pevear and Volokhonsky’s translation of Anna Karenina, a book I am deeply embarrassed to mention I haven’t the pleasure of reading previously. Vic

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks for the recommendation, Victori!

JoHawkTheWriter
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JoHawkTheWriter

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on your book babies! Here is to your continued success.

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much, Jo :)

authorangelabell
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authorangelabell

Happy Blogiversary! Your posts are so informative and a pleasure to read.

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks, Angela :) I’m so glad you enjoy them!

Vickie
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Vickie

Happy blogaversary – your articles are always entertaining – always well researched, thank you!

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much :) I’m glad you enjoy my articles!

cspribeiro777
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cspribeiro777

Happy Blogiversary. I love your blog!

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much :) I’m glad you enjoy it!

Love, Luna
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Love, Luna

Happy blogiversary!! Looking forward to A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty. I am a new follower and I have always had a love for the Victorian Era, and your articles are very informative. Thank you!

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

You’ve very welcome, Luna. And thank you for subscribing! I’m so glad you enjoy my articles. I’ll have more info on book release dates soon :)

inmywritemind
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inmywritemind

Ooh, I hope your discussion of pugs includes a mention of Mansfield Park’s Lady Bertram ;)

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

My book is on real life 18th & 19th century animals, from cats and dogs to horses, rabbits, and even crocodiles. But I did write on Pug from Mansfield Park a bit in this article from 2015: http://www.mimimatthews.com/2015/04/30/austen-heyer-the-prince-of-orange-pugs-in-literature-and-history/

inmywritemind
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inmywritemind

Ooh, sounds great. I’ll check it out!

Diana Birchall
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Diana Birchall

Your blog and research are superb. Entertaining yet scholarly! Love it. Best regards, Diana Birchall

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much for your kind words, Diana :)

woostersauce2014
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woostersauce2014

Happy anniversary. I’ve always enjoyed your informative posts.

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Thanks so much :)

woostersauce2014
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woostersauce2014

You’re welcome! :)

Angelyn
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Angelyn

My, those two years went by fast. A testament to good reading!

Mimi Matthews
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Mimi Matthews

Aw thanks, Angelyn :)

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