You know you have an addiction (in my case Victorian fashions) when your boss knows all about it. You can’t keep it hidden any more. My boss showed Shirley and I a book that she had called Girl’s Own Annual. It was a compilation of a years worth of weekly journals, intended for young girls, starting October 5, 1901. In exchange for borrowing it, I have lent her my 1860s medical book (she being a nurse would surely appreciate it!)
Queen Victoria died January 22, 1901. These journals were published just weeks after her death. That makes this an Edwardian book but I still like it. Here are some highlights. The cover. I think the woman is Princess Mary. See here and here.
Note to the giftee from the gifter.
I think it says Ethel 1902. With Uncle’s love….signiture. There was this lovely picture.
The caption reads…
This one is pretty cool. I didn’t read the article but I think it is a reference to King Edwards coronation.