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Your search for posts with tags containing Boarding found 9 posts

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

August 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 9, 1769). “A BOARDING SCHOOL in Savannah, for the education of young ladies.” In the summer of 1769 Elizabeth Bedon proposed opening a boarding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2019

The Wonderful Dromedary and Surprizing Camel

In the late 1750s, Mr Richard Heppenstall caused a sensation when he toured England with a ‘wonderful’ dromedary from Persia and a ‘surprizing’ camel from Grand Cairo, Egypt. If you know anything at all about camels, you’re...
From: All Things Georgian on 22 May 2018

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 1, 1767).“She takes in Boarders at a reasonable Rate.” Mary Bass of Boston placed an advertisement in the Providence Gazette to inform its...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Aug 2017

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (June 25, 1767).“I informed you of my Design of establishing a Boarding School in this City.” As spring gave way to summer in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2017

April 19

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (April 19, 1767).“A Genteel Lodging and Boarding for a single Gentleman, Enquire in Tradd-street,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2017

April 15

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 15, 1767).“THAT he intends OPENING A SCHOOL.” Southern Education. James Whitefield’s advertisement announced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2017

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1767).“He now teaches LATIN in his Grammar School.” At the turn of the new year, Walter Coningham sought students...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2017

Rowlandson’s Dr. Syntax Visits a Boarding School for Young Ladies

Dr. Syntax Visits a Boarding School for Young Ladies One of the most unexpected (and wonderful) finds in the Emporium at the 2012 JASNA meeting in NYC were the four Rowlandson prints that I purchased. One, entitled “Dr. Syntax Visits a Boarding...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Oct 2012

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