Note: Many of my clients are expert chefs, food service professionals, homemakers, wives, mothers, fathers, and people who appreciate the way life used to be. For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book. In this Book (Partial Only, See Full Contents Below): The Complete Home Julia McNair Wright Full Leather Fine Binding Gilt Titles Decoration Victorian Antique House Home Household Hints Housekeeping Social Etiquette Domestic Servants Management Cooking Recipes Cookery Cookbook Child Rearing Home Décor Furnishing Nursemaids Health Beauty Dress Corset Corsetry Home Industry Books Housecleaning Household Economy Mothers Children Parenting Bedroom Home Adornment Decoration Interior Design Beauty Victorian Screens Painted Windows Table Ornaments Work Indolence Reading Books Scrapbooks Lamps Religion Religious Worship Church Good Hospitality Society Proper Manners Friendship Conversation Saucy Literature Stoves Cleaning Glass Silver Family Finances Dress Hair Appearance Extravagance Dresses Gowns Flattering Figure Jewelry Servant Mistress Maid Marriage Furniture Carpet Curtains Dinner Parties Ancient Homes Medieval Homes Model Homes Rustic Gardens Cooking Recipes Soups Vegetables Meats Side Dishes Fish Seafood Game Cakes Pies Doughnuts Puddings Dumplings Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sauces Candy Confectionery Household Receipts Remedies Smoke Houses.THE COMPLETE HOME: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Life and Affairs. A Volume of Practical Experiences Popularly Illustrated. Published in 1883 by Bradley Garretson, Philadelphia.
9" x 6" tooled leather binding decorated with gilt titles and motifs. Illustrated with full-page color and black and white plates.
Lovely leather exterior as shown in photos. Text is clean and complete. No torn, loose or missing pages. A gorgeous example of this rare and very collectible 140-year-old book.Here is an informative, richly detailed and beautifully illustrated guide to Victorian living - everything a young woman of the late 1870s would need to know to run a fashionable, respectable household and raise a virtuous and well-mannered family. The Preface clearly states the book's purpose.
This Book - the product of years of careful investigation, of actual experiences, and of a profound veneration for the Divinely instituted Home - undertakes to show how every sound man and woman may safely marry, how every family may have a competence, how every home may go on from good to better, and how each household may be not only gladsome in itself, but a spring of strength and safety to the country at large. This book treats of the individual as set in Households: it regards the household as a unit in its affections, aims, success.The Home itself, in its practical working, its food, clothing and shelter, its earnings, savings and spendings, its amusements, industries and culture, will be found faithfully portrayed. Home décor, well-appointed rooms, management of servants, household hints, cooking recipes, child-rearing, nursemaids, personal dress (including the dangers of a tightly-laced corset), health and beauty, home industry, what kinds of books to read, entertaining guests, how to manage in hard times. All of this and more is discussed in this enlightening volume by Miss Julia McNair Wright, the Martha Stewart of the Victorian age. CHAPTER ONE: Aunt Sophronia Her opinions Her nieces Offers of marriage The Building of a Home Some modern misses' opinions Have we capital enough to marry?
The rock on which the Home foundation rests What is the Corner-Stone of Home? The need of good health to make a Home happy When young persons should resolve upon celibacy Man builds his Home from without, woman from within Intimate knowledge of character requisite to a safe engagement Long and short engagements What is more important than a trousseau? A couple may marry on small means Let there be NO DEBTS The necessity of some fixed means of making a livelihood The importance of a thorough knowledge of Housekeeping No Home safe without this It is equal to a large cash capital Thorough Housekeeping a fine art Economy Micawber financiering Capacity for self-denial Begin moderately Value of knowing how to sew, make, mend, cut, fit Burns' house-mother Excellence of culture Need of good temper in the Home Home our Treasure House Are two better than one? Look the future in the face Count the cost Make no leap in the dark A well-portioned Bride Two weddings A Benediction on the Home.
CHAPTER TWO: Order Time-Saving A suitable age for marriage What one should study When to study music or art A young wife's studies How to have time for everything A wedding gift The great time-saver Dangers of Disorder How to manage work Helen's domestic management Is mistress or maid to blame for disorder? How a young woman arranged her work Important hints on dress A word on good I'lanners A morning call A new method of sending clothes to the wash When to mend clothes How to wash lace and embroidery A disorderly house-mother A place for everything A pleasant sitting-room A window-garden A well-arranged kitchen How a young woman can best economize in her kitchen How to get time for charity work When to do the fall and spring sewing The House-cleaning Order in individuals Order in a farm-house A model farmer's wife Preparedness for emergencies Cousin Ann's method of doing her house-work A time for everything A place for everything The month, week, day, hour, minute for various kinds of work Don't crowd work A daughter's best dowry. CHAPTER THREE - ECONOMY - THE POUNDS AND PENCE: Ashamed of economy How shall we begin to economize?
Reducing a servant's wages Economy and charity The seamstress' view of hard times How working-people should meet hard times Where people begin their economies Servants and employers Needful rise and fall in wages Fit expenses to your station in life Don't blush at wearing calico What constitutes a lady? Rights of masters and employes How to meet a reduced income The real cost of a new silk dress Need and pride Pride a hard master Little savings and little wasting Losing a hundred one-dollar bills Paying for breakages What servants have no right to expect Making-over dresses Making-over neck-ties To clean silk, velvet, and merino Economizing on the table A soup relish Cheese and parsley Ashamed of economy or ashamed of extravagance Making the best of what we have on hand Aimless savings What to do with old clothes Ten dollars, worth of clothes for one dollar "Jumping in a bucket" A genius for House-keeping A mother's meeting Charity pays Foreign economy Americans are extravagant Why? CHAPTER FOUR - CHILDREN - THEIR RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES: Children Their Rights and Liabilities Position of children in a Home Variety in training Mistakes of good people When to begin training What is a child's first lesson? Teach a child patience How to teach children to cry softly Noise Quiet needful to young children Causes of summer diseases Dangers in nurse-maids How children are treated by maids Dangers of baby-carts What to require in a nurse-maid Don't burden your little daughter An over-worked child What every mother should do for her own child Care of a babe's food Frightening children How to treat terror in a child English nurses Teaching children engaging manners Teach the child to be generous Errors and crimes Obedience Truth Generosity Respect for authority Early good habits Common-sense Worth of the will Rules and rights Variety in penalty Accidents Teaching a boy to raise a dinner Clean speech Truthfulness Teasing Firmness A root of dishonesty Mother!Can't I go fishing? Teasing Anna Care of a child's hair Developing a child's beauty A handsome family Elements of beauty Clothe children plainly Answering children's questions Encouraging a love of natural history Mothers must read Destructiveness and constructiveness Obedience Plato. CHAPTER FIVE - SICKNESS AND WICKEDNESS A grain of sense Where diseases rise Our bodies should be cherished Too much and too little physical culture The care of Household health woman's work Why Mrs. Black's family were ill Use of flannel Thick shoes Loose clothes Exercise Sunshine A fine bed-room and a healthful bed-room Beauty and health The housekeeper is the health- keeper Care of the garret Care of the cellar Cellar and parlor Drains Danger of refuse suds Spores of disease The germ theory Use of sal-soda Sink-pipes Dangers of decay House walls Dish-cloths Pot-closets Cisterns The eyes of Argus How to have a healthful Home A farm-home scene How shall we have healthy children?
CHAPTER SEVEN - INDUSTRY IN THE HOME: Books A call from Miss Black Finding something to do People and their work Work a duty A maiden lady of means finds work What Miss Black does Helping servants What ought girls to do? Housework should be learned Are you making Home happy?Duty of parents to train children to industry Home a centre of activity A family well trained A habit, and an object Well-directed industry Making industry pay We should study our children Working for the future Give children a share in work and profit Boys' help in the house A nice pair of lads Work not an end What is the end? How work injures Fierce work Work of pride Work for the lazy Fretting over work Unsystematic work Killed by fuss Rest in the evening Evening work Sabbath rest Holiday rest Rest in change of work Disease from indolence Vigor rises from labor Saving and earning Escaping doctors' bills Hire your seamstress Getting a summer seamstress Two little children at work Mischievous children Work for a small boy Teaching boys a trade Every girl's trade Success from diligence Model family. CHAPTER EIGHT - LITERATURE IN THE HOME: Literature in the Home How to improve a Home Homes and books Value of newspapers A farmer's opinion of papers An evening scene On a stock-farm Brought up on books A favorite book Scrap-books Begin at the beginning Train for the future An age of books Hugh Miller's first library Dickens' first library Child's books Sabbath books How children are taught to love the Bible Pilgrims' Progress How to lead children on in literature Cultivating a love of science What to read We must and will read History Biography Travels Explorations Poetry When to read Milton and Shakespeare Essays Scientific reading When to read novels What novels The most valuable book Reading in the line of our work What lawyers, doctors, and farmers should read Fred's four scrap-books What Thomas and Belinda thought A letter on what not to read Good and evil of the press We never forget Books form our habits of thought Do not read what lessens strength, or robs of earnestness or reverence Do not read secular books on Sabbath Do not read what you desire to hide Do not read from foolish curiosity When to read Saving moments Books in parlors Reading saves from dissipation Systematic reading Morning and evening reading What to do Saturday evening Reading and kitchen woik The benefit of a Literary Society How to read Rules for reading Learn what you can about authors Study what you read Don't be discouraged What Hugh Miller says Dr. Guthrie's opinions The morals of the Icelanders Studious working people Welsh workers Seneca's remarks on education Choosing books for children We must crowd out evil reading No excuse for being without books Lay up a book fund A Home without books.
CHAPTER TEN - RELIGION IN THE FAMILY: He did not believe in religion Morals and religion The state and religion The Sabbath question Religion the basis of laws Sanctity of the family Family founded on the Bible How the Bible approves its origin The family and the state Religion and crime Piety and pauperism Religion and independence A family anniversary Home-building for eternity Every-day religion Why cultivate family piety The comfort of religion The finest inheritance Religion in Cousin Ann's Home A Sabbath well spent Family worship No unkind criticisms An irreligious family Helen's Sabbath instructions Bunyan's Mr. Talkative A church-going habit Religion while travelling Citizenship in Heaven Danger of late hours Parental vigilance The family guide-book A word from Plato. CHAPTER ELEVEN - HOSPITALITY IN THE HOME: Hospitality in the Home A garden of roses The queen of social virtues Varieties in hospitality Ostentatious hospitality Spasmodic Nervous Mrs. Smalley's hospitality Common-sense hospitality Hospitality without apology Biblical hospitality Selfish hospitality Excessive hospitality Elegant hospitality The right kind of hospitality -A sewing society discussion What our minister said Bible instances Plainness in hospitality Manners of guests As good as a sermon A home view of hospitality -A guest-room The mother's room Abuse of hospitality Mountain cabin A western settler's Home Good Samaritan deeds The poor A remarkable instance Valuable thoughts Decrease of hospitality Old-time manners A singular incident Choicest form of rural hospitality. CHAPTER TWELVE - FRIENDSHIPS IN THE HOME: Boys in the street Dangerous playmates A child is a social animal Responsibility of mothers Gold, silver, and brass training Bringing Tom to order Friends are a necessity of our nature A young girl's companion Our minister's sermon on friendship Sympathy in opinion Dangers of evil company Youth has strange grounds of.
Choice Safety of brothers Country Homes Entertain your son's friends Mrs. Black's despair A wicked child Mutual aid Aunt Sophronia's party Life-long friendships Grounds of friendship Women's friendships Men's friendships Friendships of men and women. CHAPTER THIRTEEN - VALUE OF GOOD MANNERS: Value of Good Manners How to learn good manners Books on etiquette Cash value of elegant manners What Emerson says Train early in good manners Little children's manners Manliness of good manners Advice to a boy Good manners in conversation Kindness creates courtesy How to teach children good manners Dr. Guthrie on manners French manners Manners to our servants To our children Life's small change A polite young man Cousin Ann's rules Virtue of reverence Where taught Manners of the present age Saucy literature Why we exalt the past A good boy to his mother Manners at meals Farm-house tables Take time for meals Children and company Shy children Forward children Cultivate children's manners Old-fashioned courtesies Politeness to mothers What not to do Waiting on sisters Be sincere Be sympathetic Be self-forgetful Be thoughtful Cultivate conversation Politeness the sum of littles Home deserves good manners Be pleasant in the morning Little sins Be modest A model girl Accept reproof kindly Chesterfield's opinion Courtesy the flower of Home.CHAPTER FOURTEEN - METHODS OF DOING WORK: Methods of Doing Work Causes of insanity Insanity and over-work Why is there over-work? Religious insanity Indolence and insanity Over-work and under-rest Work is a blessing Dangers of ignorance Value of resting Needless work Hard common-sense The sewing machine Saving hours Different ways of doing the same work John Rocheford's story of pancakes How to get supper Knowing how to do it Fear of seeming lazy We are all a little mad! Reason applies to baking, boiling, and dish-washing Unfairly distributed work Dr. Doherty's description Rest by change of work Over-taxed house-mothers Need of perfect quiet Need of firmness Sleep Food Don't bear imaginary burdens How to clean an oil-cloth To clean off rust Cleaning knives Shells for cleaning pots Cleaning tins Paper for cleaning Keeping a stove clean Paper for glass cleaning Care of silver Care of iron utensils How to clear off a table How to wash dishes How to teach a servant How to sweep a room Care of carpets Irving's Dutch housewife Let need form the rule Washing Babies cross on Monday! Why we have broken-down women Cleaning lace curtains Excellent recipes.
Paying family debts Attention to the old and aged mother A large family A step-mother Excellent testimony Dangers of partiality Maiden aunts Whittier's maiden aunt A step-mother's position Her duty Her rights Her disadvantages Love and duty False accusations My cousin's step-mother A motherless family A silly prejudice Children's manners to each other Unjust charges Quarrels Miriam's children settling a family dispute A loving family Keeping birth-days Yearly holidays Thanksgiving day Jean Ingelow's thought Scriptural view Responsibilities of parents Law of rebound Wedding days A thirtieth anniversary A fine farm Which is dearer, child or grandchild? Betsy Rourke's riches Economy in poverty What a cook laid up Worth trying When not to save A field for self-denial Setting out in life Begin moderately Living beyond our abcxs means What is extravagance?
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - ATTENTION TO DRESS: Belinda and her new gown Do we think too much about dress? CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - MISTRESSES AND SERVANTS: Importance of a servant's position The Home reaches beyond itself Inefficient servants Creating paupers Positive and negative losses In a family and not of it The Home-tie for servants The common womanhood Mrs. Black's expression Miss Sophronia's opinion Frequent change of servants Trusting our servants Cultivating trustworthiness A model mistress Good rules An old proverb A servant in distress A little love-story Permit no negligence No disobedience Allowing visitors "Followers" Need of advice Unjustly particular The servant-girl's guardian What hiring a maid means A brutal maid A generous maid Servants' instruction Their rooms A grateful servant Politeness See that children treat servants kindly Kitchen conveniences Good example and good advice A thrifty woman Mending household linen Be ruled by principle Encouragement Incentive Praise Warnings Good mistress, good maid Dangers of housekeepers' ignorance A fashion of complaint Keeping too many servants A new way of increasing efficiency Decision Care of brooms What a servant may be My servant A wise servant Her library Martha contrives a filter How to save sugar Caring for servants' comfort Three maiden ladies A widely extended charity. CHAPTER TWENTY - ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HOMES: A Christmas week Christmas the Home feast The first form of the Home Patriarchal life Servants The encampment Their occupations Diversions Music Dress Jewels Food Princesses as cooks Hospitality The Classic Home Description of Roman house Fountains Draperies Heating Ventilating Draining Ancient family worship Books Slaves Dress A Roman dinner The Roman table Cooking utensils Family life Holiday amusements The successors of Roman civilization The Celt and his Home Character of the Celts Their places of worship Beehive huts Celtic cookery How they buried their dead Saxons and their Homes A Saxon tomb Sources of information The Jews as architects Saxon houses The board Fuel Larder Lights Tumblers Saxon babies Occupations Amusements Education Guests Marriage relations Our names for food Bed-rooms Parlors Naughty dames Clothes as heirlooms Early English furniture Western cabins Indian wigwam.
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE - MODEL HOME: Plato's letter The sanctity of marriage Immortality of the Home Its divine origin Bishop of Winchester on marriage Building a house General principles Position Frame work Place for bed-rooms and kitchen Chimneys Closets Beware of fires Cisterns and filters Open fires Furnaces Color of walls Paper Color in furnishing Decisive hues The surroundings of a Home Rustic furniture Gardens Convenient houses Use of Homes Families Too large families Home comfort Religion Extension of Home influence Home blessing. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO - THINGS THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW - PART ONE, COOKING RECIPES: Soup Making and Serving : How to make Murphy Soup How to make Calf's Head Soup How to make Economical Veal Soup How to make French Soup Mrs. Gomez's Pea Soup How to make Scotch Broth How to make Celery Soup Recipes for Meats, Fish and Game : A Grilled Steak Beefsteak a la Parisienne Stewed Beefsteak Beef Loaf Stuffed Corned Beef Ham Balls Scotch Hash How to Cook Boiled Salt Pork How to Dress Chicken Like Terrapins Currry A nice way to Cook Chickens Miss Dod's Way of Boiling Fish Ragout of Turkey Stewed Turkey Chicken Pudding Broiled Partridge Salmi of Wild Duck Broiled Quails Roasted Codfish Boiled Trout Boston Fish Balls Fried Oysters Stewed Oysters Oyster Macaroni Oyster Patties Vegetables Potatoes How to cook Cabbage How to fry Cabbage Cooking Onions Hotel Pones Carrots for dinner Hulled Corn The proper way to boil rice Barley Bean Polenta Bean Croquettes Breakfast Potatoes Potatoes au Crème Egg Plant Fried Sweet Potatoes Squash Spinach Tomatoes Stewed Tomatoes How to fry Ripe Tomatoes Neetmok How to fry Green Tomatoes How to Roast Green Tomatoes Tomatoes for Curry Green Tomatoes Baked Tomatoes Cucumbers Lettuce, Celery, Radishes and Onions Side Dishes : Oatmeal Preparation Pandowdies Macaroni a L'Italienne Queen's Toast A Breakfast Dish Eggs au Gratin Astor House Rolls Stewed Macaroni Apples and Bacon A Relish for Breakfast Scalloped Eggs Chocolate Tongue Toast Baked Eggs Cheese Toast Scrambled Eggs Croquettes Pain Perdu Yorkshire Pudding Marrow Dumplings Stewed Steak Cakes : Apple Short Cake Measure Cake Shrewsbury Cake Sponge Cake for Winter Pound Cake Cheap Pound Cake Mrs. Holmes' Liberty Cake Pork Cake Gold Cake Silver Cake Feather Cake Clove Cake Puff Cake Widow's Cake Hickory Nut Cake Fruit Cake White Fruit Cake Ice Cream Cake Queen's Cake Jenny Lind Cake Chocolate Marble Cake Tout Fait Molasses Doughnuts Thin Gingerbread Matrimonies Chicago Puffs Wafers Sweet Crackers Ginger Crackers Black Fruit Cake Pies and Puddings : How to make Apple Pot Pie How to make Plum Pudding A recipe for Dorchester Pudding Carrot Pudding recipe How to make Snow Pudding Instructions for Rice Pudding How to make Apple Jonathan How to make Open Tarts Raisin Pie recipe Lemon Pie recipe How to make Apple Pudding Omelet The secret to Cheap Puddings A good Cottage Baked Pudding Flummery recipe Batter and Apples How to make German Puffs Crème Apple Meringue Pie Parsnip Pie Bread Pudding Crumb Pie Dessert Pudding Dark Steamed Pudding Apple Custard Extra Mince Pie Perfect Pies Sauces and Dressings : Lobster Sauce Cabbage Salad French Mustard Drawn Butter Sauce for Roast Beef Salad Dressing without Oil Foaming Sauce Dried Beef Gravy Celery Salt Prune Whip Soyer Sauce Favorite Sauce Mixed Sauce Carrot Sauce Plain Pudding Sauce Stewards' Sauce Fish Sauce Bread Sauce Butter Sauce Important Recipes : How to make Excellent Bread How to make Hop Yeast What You Need to Know about Coffee Tea Lemonade Fruit Cream Brown Bread Dishes for Invalids : Beef Tea How to make Chicken Panada Soup for an Invalid Egg Cream Gruel Rice Cream Drinks for Invalids Cream of Tartar Drink Oatmeal Gruel Panada Barley Gruel Wheat Frumity Raw Eggs Dried Flour for Infants Candy and Confectionery : How to make Cocoanut Candy How to sugar or crystallize popcorn A delicious Fruit Candy Cocoanut Balls Caramels Barley Sugar Butter Scotch Molasses Candy Peanut Candy Sugar Candy How to make Chocolate Candy How to make Candied Fruits.CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO - THINGS THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW - PART TWO, HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS: General Recipes for Cleaning : Remedy for Ants How to clean carpets How to clean a nursery carpet How to cleanse glass globes Washing tidies New kettles Embroidery The Best Glove Cleaner How to Wash Silk How to clean White Fur How to Wash Hair Brushes Combs and Brushes Dish Washing Solution for Smoke-Stained Walls How to Clean Black Cloth or Silk How to remove Grease Spots Borax Water How to remove White Spots from Furniture How to remove Tar How to remove ink from a carpet How to clean Ribbons and Silk Remedy for House Insects How to Restore Faded Writing A good recipe for Indigo Coal Ashes Chamomile Economy Cement for Glass How to make Mats for the Table How to make Tough Beef Tender Lime Water and its uses Household Conveniences How to Preserve Meat Oatmeal in the Household How to Preserve Dead Game For House Plants : The Calla Lilly Slugs on Begonias Plant Lice White Worms Oleander Bugs Repotting House Plants Soil for Pot Plants Home Amusements : Workshops and work baskets Candy Pull Sledding and skating Hints on Sewing and Mending : Darning Patching A Worn-Out Double Sheet Worn-Out Table Cloths Old Towels Old Woolen and Flannel Clothes Worn-Out Stockings Flannels Dresses Shirts Gloves A Few Simple Remedies : Toothache For Face-Ache or Swollen Face For Acute Neuralgia of the Eye or Head For Hysterics or Hysteric Convulsions For Severe Vomiting Eruptions on the Face For Diphtheria Sore Throat How to cure Hoarseness Remedy for Earache Frost Bites A Remedy for Chilblains How to Insure Sleep Dog Bites For a Wound For a Boil or Gathering For a Burn Poultices Glycerine Chapped Hands A Felon For Cough For Fainting For a Fit For Hemorrhage For a Person Frozen For a Person Struck by Lightning For Suffocation by Drowning or Hanging Antidotes for Poison Drains and sewers Care and cure of diphtheria Gas and gas poisoning Plumbing Smoke-houses Cellars. 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