The Early Modern Commons

On the archival trail of William Macintosh

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Economic botany and the Macintoshes

24 August 2017

Items in the Kew Economic Botany Collection relating to George and Charles Macintosh. I was fortunate to spend Tuesday at Kew Gardens, interviewing candidates for an AHRC-funded PhD...

Finding a home for Macintosh

19 July 2017

The Google Street View image of Rue des Trois Testons, the possible location of Macintosh’s Avignon town house. Since my return from Avignon, I have been working with Dr Emily...

Team Macintosh 2.0 reflect on their placement

13 July 2017

Team Macintosh 2.0 (Sam Thatcher, left, and Rhys Gazeres de Baradieux, right) at work transcribing Macintosh’s correspondence. For the past two weeks Rhys Gazeres de Baradieux...

Reflections on a week at the coalface

16 June 2017

Palais des Papes at sunset. After a busy week of archival and library research I have made good headway in understanding and reconstructing Macintosh’s lost library. Of its c....