Fandom Wiki (in development)
SCRIPTS (downloadable pdf format)
WRITING: HISTORICAL SOURCES
American West – general sites
Legends of America – articles and information on the old west.
Making of America – Cornell’s online collection of documents and journals
Western Movement – chronicles of the pioneer movement across America. Masses of links here – sadly not all are live.
Beauty and Homecare Recipes
Harvard Class Catalogue for 1862-63 Academical year.
Probably the year Scott would have been a freshman. This gives details of the entrance examination requirements and the curricula for all the classes for that year.
San Francisco History links – click on the county listed, and you’ll get a page of links to various aspects of history of the SF region.
Civil War And Aftermath
Abraham Lincoln’s Legal Career – Thanks to Peyton Vogel for the link.
Atlanta’s Role in the Civil War – with thanks to Noah Sloane for finding this link for us. There are more useful links inside the article. NEW
History of the 14th Amendment, post Civil War. More links inside the article. Thanks to Miss Morales’ pupils for the link.
Legal Changes After the Civil War and the 14th Amendment – thanks to Ana for sharing her research with us.
Legal History of the 14th Amendment – thanks to Becca Riggs for her research and for sharing.
Understanding the 14th Amendment – Rights of Former Slaves – thanks to Elizabeth at the Social Studies Help Center for the link.
Vacquero – history of the vacquero (links to .pdf book). The whole site very interesting for Spanish/American perspective, although focused on New Mexico
Dictionary of Americanisms (downloadable .pdf of a dictionary compiled in 1859. Lots of New England phrases and words)
Wiki entries for:
Rancho San Carlos, built in the 1920s near Carmel, was the Lancer hacienda. It was reported as destroyed during the Californian wildfires of late 2018, but this isn’t confirmed and the website of the St Lucia Conservatory, owners of the land and house, don’t suggest that it is no longer there (https://slconservancy.org/inspire/history-of-the-rancho-san-carlos/).
Lancer Ranch Location
200 Years of American Medicine – 1776 – 1976 (downloadble pdf)
Apply Salt, Gunpowder and the Yellow of an Egg – the treatment of rattlesnake bites
Health and Medicine in the 19th Century – V&A museum
Medical Antiques– extensive internal links to manuals, history etc.
Medical Treatments in the late 19C – Melnick Medical Museum
Victorian Medicine – BBC
Victorian Medicine – Livingstone
Victorian Medicine – Simple History
Costs and Comparisons – information on things like pay, how much things cost, the buying power of a dollar at various dates etc
Newspapers and Journals
Chronicling America – Library of Congress searchable online database
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum – a treasure trove of a site about the Transcontinental Railroad. Click on the History tab for dozens of documents on the building of the railroad, ephemera, guidebooks, timetables and 19C accounts of travelling across America
(The) Traveller’s Guide to Trains 1871 (.pdf file)
Transport : Stagecoach
Butterfield Overland Mail in California (with stations listed and distances between them)
Stagecoach Travel The Over-Land site – a treasure trove of Western information.
Useful Reference Books List
Useful Reference Books lists resources suggested and rated by writers in the fandom, covering everything from guns to gals!
Writing Resources: Technical
World Wide Words – a site on the meaning and derivation of words and phrases.
Wonderful World of Editing – advice on grammar and punctuation