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August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “[*Immediate Settlement*]” Like many other printers, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, publishers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, periodically placed notices calling on subscribers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Aug 2021

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Persons indebted for this Gazette one Year, or more, are desired to make immediate Payment.” Colonial printers often inserted advertisements in their own newspapers, taking...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2021

Lenten fasts and Easter feasts chez Voltaire

A new government financial year begins in the UK today, which is why the Chancellor delivered the Budget last month. Voltaire’s housekeeper at Ferney may have engaged in some budgeting as well, though all that has come down to us to date are the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 1 Apr 2021

December 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Persons indebted to CARNE & WILSON, are requested to discharge their respective Debts.” Apothecaries Carne and Wilson advertised widely when they dissolved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Dec 2020

November 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those Customers who live in the Country are more particularly desired to pay some Attention to the above reasonable Request.” Extensive credit played an important role...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2020

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 205 years ago today? “This Paper compleats the 14th Year since its first Publication.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, made the usual updates to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2020

September 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Merchants and Tradesmen may have their Books regulated by the Month.” As summer turned to fall in 1770, Jacob Valk took to the pages of the South-Carolina Gazette and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Sep 2020

Two letters about cheese

Around six letters sent to Agnes Leslie, Lady Lochleven survive, four in the National Library of Scotland and two in the National Records of Scotland. Two letters are about cheese: cheese bought in Stirling by her agent Alexander Bruce, and cheese gifted...
From: Objects and the archive on 28 Aug 2020

Fabrics from a Dundee merchant, 1573

A Dundee merchant’s letter offering dress fabrics, June 1573 Peter Clayhills wrote to Agnes Leslie, Lady Lochleven, sending her order of fabrics. He offered her summer dress fabrics, and velvet from the stock that had ‘come home’, and...
From: Objects and the archive on 27 Aug 2020

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Persons indebted to the Printer hereof … are AGAIN requested to settle their respective Balances.” In 1770, every issue of the Providence Gazette concluded...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2020

Shopping for Mary Queen of Scots in 1548

  Among the papers of Mary of Guise there is a record of cloth of gold bought for three gowns for Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587), in 1548. Her agent Henri Cleutin, sieur d’Oysel, was instructed to buy the fabric from merchants who supplied...
From: Objects and the archive on 17 Aug 2020

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Settlement with the Customers is become necessary.” In eighteenth-century America, printers, like other entrepreneurs, sometimes had to resort to publishing advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2020

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is impossible to carry on Business without Money.” Printers, like members of other occupations, frequently extended credit to their customers in early America. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2020

Anna of Denmark: Costume, Colours, and Identities in Scotland

This is a transcript of a talk I gave at Riddles Court in Edinburgh and Jesus College, Oxford, in 2019 about Anna of Denmark in Scotland, 1589 to 1603 Introduction In Scotland Anna of Denmark had her own household separate from the kings’. These...
From: Objects and the archive on 11 Jan 2020

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Price of a Year’s paper is in itself trifling.” As 1769 drew to a close, John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, placed two timely advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2019

Keeping a camel at Holyrood Palace

James VI of Scotland, like other renaissance monarchs, kept unusual or exotic pets. We know a lot about his lion from the complaint made by its keeper, Wilhelm Froelich, who had brought the animal from Denmark.  Not all of these animals were diplomatic...
From: Objects and the archive on 3 Nov 2019

Andrew Mansioun: A French woodcarver in sixteenth-century Scotland

Andrew Mansioun is mentioned as a French craftsman in several records from the 1530s until his death in Edinburgh in 1579.  He worked on the buildings of James V and fitted out the royal ships, and made the cradle for Mary, Queen of Scots. He probably...
From: Objects and the archive on 22 Oct 2019

The Goldsmith, the Footman, the Queen, and the Earl of Bothwell

Jacob Kroger (d. 1594) was a German goldsmith who worked for Anna of Denmark in Scotland and stole her jewels. Jacob Kroger was a citizen of Lüneburg, ruled by Anna of Denmark’s brother-in-law, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.[1]...
From: Objects and the archive on 15 Oct 2019

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 2, 1769). “THE subscribers being desirous to close all their concerns, in the dry good business.” Inglis and Hall were among the most prolific...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2019

‘Very weary of their service’ – Working for Anna of Denmark in Scotland

In July 1602 Jens Pierson wanted to go home to visit his parents and friends in Denmark. He had worked for twelve years in Scotland looking after Anna of Denmark’s horses. James VI noted he ‘as yit is unrecompensit in any sort’ and gave...
From: Objects and the archive on 20 May 2019

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