Consult Me is a wonderful book, a kind of Victorian Wikipedia, with entries of varying usefulness for everything from Abdominal Ruptures to Yorkshire Pudding. The entry for Errors in Speech gives a short introduction to the language peeves of that era, some mystifying, some still very familiar today…
Common Errors, etc.
Some grammatical and spelling difficulties
From “The Did You Know Book for Children and their Elders”, price 4½d, copyright of and printed by Storey, Evans & Co Ltd of Leeds, for Haverstock Publishers Ltd of Fleet Street, London EC4.
Just a small sample of what were considered to be typical mistakes 80 years ago, from “The New Vimto Book for Scholars”.