Late 18/early 19 c. mourning practises
Posted by Emelye on August 22, 1998 at 09:11:34:
I have a question to put to the collective intelligence here. I am playing a living history character at a local historic home who comes to the house in 1784 after four deaths in two years. My question: what would have been the mourning practices at that time? I know the Victorians had extremely elaborate customs, but what about early Regency? the only mention I can find in JA is when Anne Elliot's elder sister is wearing black ribbons for Mr. Elliott's dead wife. Where would she have worn the ribbons? Can anybody give me the title of a book on the subject?
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