Regency Catalogue User’s Guide

Tap into the Sources of Regency Explorer

Readers of Regency Explorer are familiar with the Bibliography page and the page about new releases of non-fiction books about the Regency period. Also, in my posts about historical facts you find the sources I used at the end of the text. Over time, a broad range of sources and literature references has accumulated. In order to make this information more accessible and usable for anyone interested in the Regency, I am currently gathering and listing all sources in the Virtual Regency Catalogue.

New Tag Cloud for Easy Access

For finding your way around the catalogue and getting quickly to the information relevant for you, please use the tag cloud on the right. Clicking on the relevant tag will give you a list of the sources related to the required topic.

James Watt & Co: Directions for using the Patent Portable Copying Machines

Author
James Watt & Co.

Title
Directions for using the Patent Portable Copying Machines, invented & made by James Watt and Company, of Soho, near Birmingham

Publisher
T. A. Pearson’s Printing Office, 1810.


An original technical manual – a fascinating source for fans of the history of science. I used it for writing my post “The Origin of Now (Part 4) – The Letter Copying Press and Mr Watt’s Secrets Recipes for Ink and Liquor”.

Specification of the patent granted to Mr. James Watt of Birmingham

Title
Specification of the patent granted to Mr. James Watt of Birmingham, for his new method of copying letters and other writings

Published in
The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures, Vol 1; London, 1794.


The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures is a brilliant source for research on the history of science. I found it very helpful for writing my post “The Origin of Now (Part 4) – The Letter Copying Press and Mr Watt’s Secrets Recipes for Ink and Liquor”.

Alessandrini, Stefano: Looting and passion of Greek vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: The birth of great collections

Author
Alessandrini, Stefano

Title
Looting and passion of Greek vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: The birth of great collections;in: Charney, Noah (Editor): Art Crime: Terrorists, Tomb Raiders, Forgers and Thieves

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillian, 2016


The book features essays on art crime by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject. I used some of the information for my post “Gossip Guide to the Kingdom of Naples: Inside the Palace of Caserta.”

The Important and Eventful Trial of Her Majesty, Queen Caroline, Consort of George IV, for an alleged adulterous intercourse with Bartolomo Bergami

Title
The Important and Eventful Trial of Her Majesty, Queen Caroline, Consort of George IV, for an alleged adulterous intercourse with Bartolomo Bergami

Publisher
G. Smeeton, London, 1820.


The transcript of the trial of Queen Caroline is an interesting research source. I used some of the information for my post “Gossip Guide to the Kingdom of Naples: Inside the Palace of Caserta.” You can read the transcript online here.

Huish, Robert: Memoirs of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen of Great Britain

Author
Huish, Robert (Esq)

Title
Memoirs of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen of Great Britain: Embracing … the most memorable scenes of her eventful life, interspersed with original letters and other documents hitherto unpublished.

Publisher
London, 1821.


Robert Huish was the author of several anecdotal history books and novels. I used some of the information for my post “Gossip Guide to the Kingdom of Naples: Inside the Palace of Caserta“. You can read the book online here.