Hydroponic Marriages

What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million 1857?

2685. No union should be undertaken until both of the contacting parties are fully acquainted with each other’s disposition.

Funny about doing research for one subject, you often stumble on something unknown. I knew of the Bloomers, some hint that families such as the Louisa May Alcott’s dabbled in vegetarianism (thank you Dr. Graham for  your graham crackers),  and the women’s rights moment in the 1850s, but I never heard of hydroponic marriages. Nor that there was a vibrant Craigs List 1850s for marriage seekers.  All this came about as I researched old Alta California newspapers for a  19th century bark I’m studying. Great fun. I used this information for a dinner discussion in a novel I wrote: Mist-shi-mus: A Novel of Captivity. There were fireworks.

Women’s Rights, Bloomerism and the Water Cure

Here is the first part of the article:

And a Lonely Hearts Ad

This gentleman has a lot to say about himself.

Ah, the flurry to find a mate without email, Facebook and Twitter.  The search is eternal, I think.


3 thoughts on “Hydroponic Marriages

  1. First, congratulations for moving to the third round (I didn’t) and good luck on April 26. Nice history about dating. Is the house in the picture related to one of your novels? Thanks and Best wishes from Canada.

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