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A woman rediscovered in a false-bottomed trunk

22 August 2017
ELIZABETH WILLING POWEL (1730-1830) and her husband Samuel entertained lavishly in Philadelphia during the late colonial... »

Music on My Mind

22 August 2017
Ajda Pekkan, "Bambaşka Biri". »
From: Siris

Sunday 21 August 1664

22 August 2017
(Lord’s day). Waked about 4 o’clock with my wife, having a looseness, and peoples coming in the yard to the pump... »

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) – Call For Proposals

22 August 2017
Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) calls for proposals for thematic issues for its 2019 second issue. Issues can... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Jumping on the eclipse bandwagon

21 August 2017
Since the whole US seems to be aflutter with today’s solar eclipse, I might as well jump on the bandwagon, and introduce... »

Townsend Reviews Van Deusen in JSH, Spring 2017

21 August 2017
Journal of Social History 50/3 (2017): Camilla Townsend reviews Nancy E Van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle... »

Exhibition:  Stones Steeped in History

21 August 2017
Information on the exhibition entitled “Stones Steeped in History” (from 9 Aug, Glasgow, UK) is available here. »

The "Jane Austen Goes to Ikea and then to Jane Austen Festival" Gown

21 August 2017
This year was my first visit to Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, at beautiful Locust Grove historic site.I had... »

Three Poem Drafts

21 August 2017
The RiverA long and ashen river runsin caverns never touched by sun,where sorrows sleep and dream of deathin darkness never... »
From: Siris

August 21

21 August 2017
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 21, 1767).“Choice... »

Jean Paul Bignon

21 August 2017
Abbé Jean Paul Bignon was a French ecclesiastic, statesman, writer and preacher and librarian to Louis... »

de Chammorel

21 August 2017
A de Chammorel wrote letter 4262 to Sloane, regarding a number of books that Sloane sent him. The only de Chammorel of this... »

Dr. Joshua Frost’s Calculation of an Eclipse

21 August 2017
While exploring the fictionalized account of the early military career of Jacob Frost, I mentioned his younger brother, Dr.... »
From: Boston 1775

Thomas Paine

21 August 2017
Thomas Paine was a lecturer/professor at Trinity College, Cambridge, who wrote letter 4259 to Sloane, concerning a whale’s... »

Slavery Advertisements Published August 21, 1767

21 August 2017
These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on... »

Elizabeth Welwood

21 August 2017
Elizabeth Welwood (c. 1670-1732), nee Tregonwell Seymour, married the physician and writer James Welwood (1652-1727) in 1703.... »

Train Service notice

21 August 2017
On weekends from 26 August – 3 September there will be limited train services to and from Greenwich.  You can... »

Welcome to Llareggubshire County Record Office

21 August 2017
[With apologies to Dylan Thomas – I owe you a drink in the Pearly Gates Tavern, my friend.] The silly season, so time... »

The Tireless Pension Pursuit of Bristol Budd Sampson

21 August 2017
On an October day in 1820, a fourteen-year-old African American boy trudged along a rural lane near the town of Barkhamsted,... »

Roundtable on “How NOT To Write Your Second Book”: Introduction by Emily Conroy-Krutz and Jessica Lepler

21 August 2017
[This week we are privileged to feature a roundtable that was organized by Emily Conroy-Krutz and Jessica Lepler and presented... »
From: The Junto

Now available in Oxford: The Grand Tour

21 August 2017
I am pleased to report that Oxford researchers now have access to The Grand Tour (Adam Matthew Digital). Use your SSO for... »
From: RECSO

It’s raining pitchforks: the Swing Riots of the 1830s, Or, The miserable life of the ag lab

21 August 2017
George Cruikshank, Very Unpleasant Weather, or, the Old Saying Verified “Raining Cats, Dogs, & Pitchforks.”!!!... »

Anglicans in 17C Virginia

21 August 2017
Virginia was settled by businessmen--operating through a joint-stock company, the Virginia Company of London--who wanted... »

Searching for Wrecked Slaving Ships

21 August 2017
The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) with the narrow door, the Point-of-no-return, through which slaves were loaded... »
From: Enfilade

Excavating the VOC ‘Rooswijk’, a 1740 Shipwreck

21 August 2017
Pewter tankard found in the wreck of the Rooswijk, which sank in 1740© Historic England/RCE ◊  ◊  ◊... »
From: Enfilade

Lime

21 August 2017
Vintage 1920's Water Glass Label. The temperature of 1500 degrees (825 C) was comfortably within reach of seventeenth century... »
From: Conciatore

Shakespeare and Science Fiction – Call For Papers

21 August 2017
Shakespeare and Science Fiction The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF) Anglia Ruskin University... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Pirates & Privateers.

20 August 2017
http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirates.html »

Bernardus Claraevallensis

20 August 2017
Today is the memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church. A member of the Cistercian order, he built a reformed... »
From: Siris