Political, social, and economic contexts
- Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879)
- Punch on invasions of privacy: Post Office officials open personal letters
- Gender Matters
- Economic contexts
- The genres of letter writing
- Letter writing in Victorian literature
- Victorian Christmas Cards: an Everyday Work of Art
- Valentine’s Day: Love and Derision “By the Bushell”
- A Victorian History of Valentine’s Day Cards
- The Portable Writing Desk — the Victorian Laptop
- Envelope-folding machine
- The Perkins D cylinder Printing Press on which the first stamps were produced
- Post Boxes
- The Mail Coach vs. the Mail Train (from the 1849 Illustrated London News
- Communcations Networks: Postal Service, Telegraph, LAN, and Internet
Mail Ships That United Great Britain and the Colonies
- Launch of the Demerara Royal Mail Steam-Ship, at Bristol (1865)
- R.M.S. Port Royal. Imperial Direct West India Mail Service, Ltd.
Works about Letters and Victorian Literature [Suggested by Maria Damkjær]
Henkin, David. The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America. (social history about pre-civil-war America, but full of important ideas)
Koehler, Karin. Thomas Hardy and Victorian Communication: Letters, Telegrams and Postal Systems.
Rotunno, Laura. Postal Plots in British Fiction, 1840-1898: Readdressing Correspondence in Victorian Culture. Palgrave, 2013.
Siegert,Bernhard. Relays: Literature as an Epoch of the Postal System.
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