We Girls: A Home Story by A.D.T. Whitney (an American poet and prolific writer, who published more than 20 books for girls. Her books expressed a traditional view of women’s roles and were popular throughout her life.)
 Pelham or Adventures of a Gentleman by Edward Bulwer-Lytton – a story of impoverished aristocracy and dandyism in early 19th century London.
 The Cloister and the Hearth (1861) is a historical novel by the English author Charles Reade. (Arthur Conan Doyle named this as his favourite novel).
 Calisthenics is a form of exercise consisting of a variety of movements which exercise large muscle groups, such as running, standing, grasping, pushing, etc. These exercises are often performed rhythmically and with minimal equipment, as bodyweight exercises.
 Indian ink is a form of carbon ink that has been mixed with gum and resin.
 Mignonette flowers are extremely fragrant. It is grown for the sweet ambrosial scent of its flowers. It is used in flower arrangements, perfumes and potpourri. A Victorian favourite, it was commonly grown in pots and in window-boxes to scent the city air.