The Author’s Library

Here are some of the fascinating books I’ve used in researching life for the lads and their adventures.


Labor in Europe and America, Edward Young, 1875 (open to US Pages)

The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Etiquette, E.B. Duffey, 1877

The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness, Florence Hartley, 1875

The Lady’s Guide to Perfect Gentility, Emily Thornwell, 1857

The Young Housekeeper’s Friend, Mrs. Cornelius, 1859

Good Manners, Porter and Coates, 1870

Balm of America: the US Museum of Natural History’s Patent Medicine Collection

How to Mix Drinks, Jerry Thomas, 1862

Jennie June’s American Cookery Book, Mrs. Jane Croley, 1868

Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping, Estelle Woods Wilcox, 1877

Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, Isabella Beeton, 1861

All Around the House, Mrs. H.W. Beecher, 1881

Common Sense in the Household, Marion Harland, 1872

Dr. Chase’s Recipes, A.W. Chase, 1870

Every Day Facts for Every Day Life, A.H.W, 1875

Lights and Shadows of New York Life, James D. McCabe, 1872

Print and eBooks

San Francisco:

Historic San Francisco, Rand Richard

San Francisco: Mission to Metropolis, Oscar Lewis

San Francisco in Maps and Views, Sally B. Woodbridge

San Francisco Streets, David B. Eames

Historic Maps and Views of San Francisco, Granger Collection

Historic Photos of San Francisco, Rebecca Schall

More San Francisco Memoirs, Malcolm E. Barker

Making San Francisco American, Barbara Berglund

The City of the Golden Gate, Samuel Williams

Sumptuous Dining in Gaslight San Francisco, Frances de Talavera Berger

The Madams of San Francisco, Curt Gentry

The Magnificent Rogues of San Francisco, Charles F. Adams

The San Francisco Cliff House, Mary Germain Hountalas, Sharon Silva

San Francisco’s Lost Landmarks, James R. Smtih

General History:

Stagecoach: Rare Views of the Old West, Sandor Dimlinger

Victorian Fashion in America, Kristina Harris

American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs, Priscilla Harris Dalrymple

The History of Underclothes, C. Willett Cunningham

Great Train Robberies of the Old West, R. Michael Wilson

Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West, R. Michael Wilson

Victorian America, Thomas Schlereth

The Light of the Home, Harvey Green

Inside the Victorian Home, Judith Flanders

Manners and Morals of Victorian America, Wayne Erbsen

Women: A Pictorial Archive from 19th Century Sources, Jim Harter

Men: A Pictorial Archive from 19th Century Sources, Jim Harter

Victorian Goods and Merchandise, Carol Belanger Grafton

Cowboys and Coffin-Makers, Laurie Coulter

Frontier Gambling, G.R. Williamson

Card Sharps, Dream Books & Bucket Shops, Ann Vincent Fabian

The Essential Handbook of Victorian Entertaining, Autumn Stephens

Everyday Life in the 1800s, Marc McCutcheon

The Old West: Day by Day, Mike Flanagan

Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, David Dary

Upstairs Girls, Michael Rutter

Your Travel Guide to America’s Old West, Rita J. Markel

A Look at the Old West, William Foster-Harris, Evelyn Curro

American Journeys: An Anthology of Travel in the United States, edited by E.D. Bennett

Prelude to the Century, Time-Life Books

The History of the Western Railroad, RH Value Publishing

The Golden Age of American Rail Travel, Bill Yenne

Reflections of Western Historians, the Western History Association

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, Isabella Bird

Guns of the Wild West, David Kennedy