Sources for Victorian Research

One of my followers, @scablander, set up a blog listing places on the internet that are useful for anyone doing research into the Victorian Age. I'm glad she finally found something productive to do with her time.
Sources for Victorian Research


Wendell Howe - Author

Everyone is talking about something called NaNoWriMo. I thought it might be an island off British Columbia, but found out it meant National Novel Writing Month. That inspired me to write something completely fictional, something I've never had the opportunity to do before. Be warned, this is a gripping adventure in the grand tradition of the Victorian authors. It could cause your heart to pound with excitement. May I present for your enjoyment (I hope) The Adventure of the Dastardly Cad!


Interview at Book Byte

Christina Nelson did an interview with me on her blogsite. Most charming lady--even made me tea. You can read our chat at:
Book Byte

Temporal Tea Party Big Success

Here is an archive of yesterday's Tea Party at my office. I was surprised at how many people showed up! My last tea party was twenty years ago and only two people showed up.



The Last Ten Days

joqatana: @Wendell_Howe I'm confused. Are we having a temporal rerun? I could swear you did Emily Carr Last week.

Confused? It’s all very simple.

Monday last week, 5 October, I was in 1885 Victoria, where I met, the famous Canadian artist, Emily Carr, then 14 years old. Thursday left 1885 Victoria and returned home to 2656 Bohemia, New York, the home of the Institute of Time Travel. Found out Dr. Matilda Warwick was in the Present. She’s usually in the Middle Ages, so I wasn’t about to pass this up! Ironically she was at University of Cambridge, where my office and flat is. Traveled to Cambridge so we could spend evening together. Friday flew to Winnipeg to show my visit in 1885 to their fair city to the University of Manitoba, then flew back to Cambridge to meet Matilda. Saturday went to Calgary to show footage taken for the University of Alberta. Yes I know they are in Edmonton, but they wanted me to make a presentation in Calgary since footage was Calgary before Great Fire of 1886. From there I went to Chicago to meet Matilda again. Sunday left Chicago and followed Matilda to Melbourne because she had to pack for trip back to 12th century and I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could, because I only get to see her every six months for a couple of days, it seems like. Monday, we took a very early flight from Melbourne to Bohemia, NY. Institute informed me I could finally go back and study Emily Dickinson, but I had to leave Wednesday and return Friday. Found out later all the Universities had ganged up on Institute to pressure them into allowing this trip and being so inconsiderate was probably their way of reasserting control. So flew to Cambridge and packed for 1861. Took late flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. Tuesday in Vancouver gave presentation that morning at Emily Carr University of footage I took of their namesake. That afternoon I gave a presentation at the University of British Columbia of footage of 1885 Revelstoke, Craigellachie, Port Moody, Granville/Gastown/Vancouver (town hadn’t quite decided on name yet), New Westminster and Victoria. Took late flight to Bohemia, New York. Dragged myself into Institutue of Time Travel the next morning, and took one of their preset time machines to 1861 Amherst. And here I am. There simple, right?

And people wonder why I drink so much tea!



Dr. Wendell Howe

----cordially invites you to attend----

a Temporal Tea Party

Sunday, 18 October 2656

at his office in the

Faculty of History Building

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Please feel free to bring
biscuits or other refreshments.

Be sure to type in
#temporaltea on Twitter

Please RSVP in comments below.

Meeting Yourself Coming Back

Wendell doesn't know this, but he met himself last year--and four years from now.
Excerpt from Chapter 5, Book 2