Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

American History

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A Grave but Cordial Thank You: 19th Century Advice on Thanking Gentlemen Strangers

Victorians had plenty of advice on how and when a lady should offer a word of gratitude, especially when that gratitude was in response to a service rendered by a gentleman stranger....

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Tea and Sympathy: A Prescription for Nineteenth Century Invalids

In the nineteenth century, a cup of tea was the cure for any ill. And, in times of shock, the more sugar the better....

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Victorian Christmas Decorating, featuring Frosted Branches and Gilded Acorns

Just like us, many Victorians had a fondness for glitter and gold, especially when it came to Christmas decorations....

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Victorian Dining Etiquette: Common Sense Advice for Eating in Company

Ten common-sense tips on dining etiquette in the Victorian era....

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Victorian Advice on Civility Toward Women

In the Victorian era, it was a gentleman's duty to treat women with respect, whether those women be the lowliest of servants or the grandest of ladies....

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An Informal Afternoon Tea: Etiquette, Fashion, and Excess in the Late 19th Century

During the late nineteenth century, an afternoon tea was one of the most informal entertainments to which a fashionable lady could invite her friends and acquaintances....

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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