Here are the main sources I used when researching the setting for my story, A Note of Scandal.
Women composers in the Regency (see also my post)
Clara: A Novel. Janice Galloway, 2002, Simon & Schuster.
The Girl in Rose: Haydn’s Last Love. Peter Hobday, 2004, Phoenix (Orion Books).
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire. Amanda Foreman, 1998, Random House.
Concert Life in Eighteenth Century Britain. Susan Wollenberg and Simon McVeigh, eds., 2004, Ashgate Publishing.
Women & Music: A History, 2nd ed. Karin Pendle, ed., 2001, Indiana University Press.
Women in Music: An anthology of source readings from the Middle Ages to the present, revised ed. Carol Neuls-Bates, ed., 1996, Northeastern University Press.
The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Julie Anne Sadie & Rhian Samuel, eds., 1995, The Macmillan Press.
Newspapers in the Regency (see also my post)
“Newspapers” entry from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, via web, http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Newspapers
Twice Round the Clock, or The Hours of the Day and Night in London, chapter two: “Five O’Clock a.m.—The Publication of the ‘Times’ Newspaper.” George Augustus Sala, 1859, via web, http://victorianlondon.org/publications/sala-2.htm
“Newspapers and Publishers at the Dawn of the 19th Century,” via web, Georgian Index, http://www.georgianindex.net/publications/newspapers/news_sources.html
“The ‘Tuppeny Press’ and the Birth of the English Newspaper,” via web, South Central Media Scene, http://www.south-central-media.co.uk/tuppenny_press.htm
Masters of English Journalism: A study of personal forces. T.H.S. Escott, 1911, T. Fisher Unwin
The Story of The Times. Oliver Woods and James Bishop, 1983, Michael Joseph Ltd.
William Cobbett: A study of his life as shown in his writings. E.I. Carlyle, 1904, Archibald Constable & Co.
Advice to Young Men, and (Incidentally) Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. William Cobbett, 1862, Griffin, Bohn, and Co. (via Project Gutenberg)
The History of The Times: “The Thunderer” in the making, 1785-1841. 1935, The Macmillan Co.
Plymouth interlude (see also my post)
Wikipedia entry on the Bellerophon and Napoleon’s surrender,
“A Sympathetic Ear: Napoleon, Elba and the British,” Katharine MacDonogh, from History Today (1994), vol. 44, via Napoleon.org
The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon. David Cordingly, 2003, Bloomsbury