The Early Modern Commons

On the archival trail of William Macintosh

Recent Posts

Getting to know Sir Robert Palk

1 December 2018

In following the archival trail of William Macintosh, I have called in a number of favours over the years, particularly from colleagues who have been visiting libraries and archives...

Looking ahead

25 September 2018

The arrival of a new academic year means that my work on Macintosh will take something of a back seat for the next few months as I focus on teaching, assessment, and administration...

Team Macintosh 2.0 revisited

28 June 2018

Last summer I was fortunate enough to have two undergraduate students (Rhys Gazeres de Baradieux and Sam Thatcher) working with me in transcribing some of Macintosh’s letters...

The value of receipts

13 June 2018

William Macintosh was an inveterate keeper of bills, invoices, and receipts. These ephemeral items are present in great abundance in his archive, but it is often difficult to determine...