Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 7, 2012

August 7 [1847 and 1858] and more of Godey’s 1869

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY AUGUST 7th [1847]: “Four months today since my dear husband left. How long these months have been, how much I wish to see and be with him, were it not for Hope the heart would break. Keep still  ye whales, blow ye breezes, and waft the good ship Tiger along, and may we be permitted to meet and dwell together for the remainder of our days –“

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] AUGUST 7 [1858]: “A strong breeze in the morning; moderated towards night somewhat. Saw a clipper brig. Did not speak her. Are about on compass ground now but have as yet seen nothing.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1860.

Godey’s Lady’s Book. Plate 40. January 1869 (Part II, Fig. d, e, f)

PLATE 40. JANUARY 1869. Fig. d. Gray silk dinner dress. The front of the skirt is trimmed with three ruffles bound with blue.  The left side is cut longer, lined with blue satin, and trimmed by the narrow ruffle which extends across the back. The dress is looped in three puffs by blue rosettes. The right side is lined with satin, turned back, edged with a narrow ruffle extending up the side. Low square corsage, a blue ruche edging.  White muslin sleeves, puffed, with blue satin bands. Fig. e. Costume for little boy, of black velvet trimmed with silk braid, with short Garibaldi pants and blouse. Scarlet stockings. High black boots. Black velvet hat, lined with scarlet. Fig. f. Walking suit of Havana brown cloth. The lower skirt is edged with a plaited quilling. The upper one is cut in points, edged in fancy gimp. Mantelet looped in the back and sides with a bow and rosettes. Cape looped in the back with a rosette and trimmed with fringe and narrow gimp.



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