Further Resources


Horatio Alger, Jr., The Store Boy, or, The Fortunes of Ben Barclay (1887; reprint, Charleston: BiblioBazaar, 2006)

Anne Buck, Victorian Costume and Costume Accessories (New York: Universe Books, 1970)

Laura Camerlengo, ‘The Miser’s Purse,’ The Berg Fashion Library (2012), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/BEWDF/EDch8511

Laura Camerlengo, The Miser's Purse (New York: DesignFile, 2013)

Laura Camerlengo, ‘The Victorian Miser’s Purse,’ 19th Century 30, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 17–22.

James Fenimore Cooper, Precaution: A Novel (1820; reprint, Charleston: BiblioBazaar, 2006)

Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz, ed. Dennis Walder (1836; reprint, London: Penguin Classics, 1995)

Evelyn Haertig, Antique Combs and Purses (Carmel: Gallery Graphics Press, 1983)

Caroline Lee Hentz, Helen and Arthur, or, Miss Thusa’s Spinning Wheel (1853; reprint, Charleston: BiblioBazaar, 2008)

Lydia Lambert, The Handbook of Needlework, Decorative and Ornamental, Including Crochet, Knitting, and Netting, 5th ed. (London: John Murray, 1846)

On the Making of Silk Purses from Sows’ Ears: A Contribution to Philosophy (Cambridge:Arthur Little, 1921)

Matilda Marian Pullan, Lady’s Manual of Fancywork: A Complete Instructor in Every Variety of Ornamental Needle-work (New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859)

William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero (1847–1848; reprint, New York: Bantam Books, 2006)

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