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What would a writer be without her reference books?  Probably not a very good one.   Here are some wonderful reference and research books I've found helpful.

Research Books

80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates 1838-1880 Edited by JoAnne Olian. ISBN 0-486-4022-3
 
Bleed, Blister and Purge: A History of Medicine on the American Frontier by Volney Steele, MD. ISBN: 0-87842-505-0
 
Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters From The Western Trails, 1840-1849 by  Kenneth L. Holmes. ISBN: 0-8032-7277-4
 
Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865.  The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon. ISBN: 0-7627-2581-8
 
Heart of the Trail by Mary Barmeyer O'Brain.
ISBN 978-1-56044-562-3
 
Hearts West: True Stories of Mail Order Brides on the Frontier by Chris Enss.  ISBN: 0-7627-2756-X
 
Ladies First: history's greatest trailblazers, winners and mavricks by Lynn Santa Lucia. ISBN: 978-1-4351-2025-9
 
Titles and Forms of Address. ISBN 0-7136-6265-4
 
The Calamity Papers: Western Myths and Cold Cases
 by Dale L. Walker. ISBN 0-765-30831-2
 
The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman. ISBN 0-486-42480-4
 
Western Words: A Dictionary of the Old West by Ramon F. Adams. 
ISBN: 0-7818-0590-2

When you speak your words echo only across the room
or down the hall.
But, when you write, your words echo down the ages. --Bud Gardner