The care of bales and packages, the solicitude for cargoes of goods and chattels, unnecessarily and inconsiderately imposed upon a husband is most trying to his temper . . . Could no apurtenance be invented for the female traveller analogous to the carpet-bag? Can a lady make no arrangement for managing, on a journey, or a visit, to do with less than an entire wardrobe? Is there no such thing possible as compact stowage in the case of feminine vesture? Must there necessarily be a locker for each gown; as many chests as caps; and a band-box for every individual bonnet? Might not a folding bonnet be devised? Was there no such thing in the Great Exhibition? It would be a real blessing to husbands . . .
Illustrated London News, December 13, 1851