This story requires a good amount of research. Here is compiled a list of the sources I have compiled so far. As ridiculous as this sounds, I don’t recommend reading through this unless you’re caught up, because it can lead to mild spoilers. For example, if there was a chapter where a character, say, has a leg amputated, and you haven’t read that, but you see a citation in here for an article called ‘how to amputate a leg,’ (I wonder if that article really exists…) then you’ll know that at some point someone must get a leg amputated.

A day in the life of a Victorian pharmacist: Chemist+Druggist. A day in the life of a Victorian pharmacist | Chemist+Druggist. (n.d.).

Smith, I. (2016, October 4). Photo collection of stores from the 1800s in the USA & England. The Vintage News.

Victorian Durham: health and medicine for the poor. (n.d.).

Waite, K. (2016, January 13). Victorian Medicine. Simple History.

WritingwColor. (n.d.). Writing With Color.

1860-1869. Fashion History Timeline. (2019, December 27).

“Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

“Calling Cards and Visiting Cards: A Brief History.” Hoban Cards,

Erowid Opium Vault,

“Illegitimacy: The Shameful Secret.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 14 Apr. 2007,

Jones, David. “How Much Time Do You Have to Escape a House Fire? It’s Much Less than You Think.” Buyers Ask, Buyers Ask, 15 July 2021,

June, Laura. “How to Deliver a Baby (If You Absolutely Have to).” The Cut, The Cut, 1 Mar. 2016,

Lewis, Meriwether, et al. “Books That SHAPED AMERICA 1800 to 1850.” Library of Congress, 25 June 2012,

“Masquerade Balls: A History.” WardrobeShop, 17 Sept. 2020,

McNamara, Robert. “How Newspapers Grew into Major Institutions in 19th Century America.” ThoughtCo,

Mulvihill, Keith. “What Really Happens in a House Fire.” This Old House, This Old House, 23 June 2020,

Nespor, Cassie. “Medical Treatments in the Late 19th Century.” Melnick Medical Museum, 30 Apr. 2015,

“Nimh ” Bipolar Disorder.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

“Oberon’s Family.” Writing in Margins,

“Opiate Symptoms and Warning Signs.” Addiction Center, 31 Aug. 2021,

“Pistols at Dawn: Duelling in the Victorian Age.” HistoryExtra, 25 June 2021,

“So, What Did Whalers Really Eat?” The Whaling Museum,

“Top 200 Most Popular Names in England and Wales in 1860.” British Baby Names,

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The website Fashion History Timeline is especially useful for both writing and drawing.

Note that this list is probably incomplete. I only started keeping track of sources halfway through writing the first part.