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Your search for posts with tags containing Coffee House found 18 posts

18C American Women in Business - Women & Coffee Houses in Early Boston

Coffee had been popular in Boston for over a century, when the Revolutionary women of the town became patriotically incensed. Many women owned coffee houses, which traditionally had been frequented by men. Dorothy Jones had been issued a license to sell...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Feb 2019

Resolutions Shared by Two Towns 300 Miles Apart

The year was 1773. On May 10, Parliament had passed the Tea Act allowed the East India Company to sell tea directly to the... The post Resolutions Shared by Two Towns 300 Miles Apart appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Henry Laurens in England, 1771–177

On October 9, 1771, a ship arrived at the southwestern tip of England. The Earl of Halifax had spent twenty nine days crossing the Atlantic... The post Henry Laurens in England, 1771–1772 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A brief history of coffee in the Georgian era

Oxford holds the distinction of being the location of the first coffee-house in England; an establishment trading under the sign of the Angel was opened in 1650, acting as a centre for gossip, news and academic discussions in equal measure. Coffee-houses...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Apr 2018

Coffee Houses in 17th-century colonial America

The instituion of London's popular coffee houses quickly crossed the Atlantic to the British American colonies.  A French traveller to London in 1668 named Henri Misson gave us the best description of the early coffee house while writing that they...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Jun 2013

The Jockey Club and the 2nd Earl of Godolphin (1678-1766)

Now, we will begin this article with a ‘rider’ (excuse the pun); we freely admit to knowing about as much as you could write of the back of a postage stamp on the subject of horse racing, however, we felt this was something we had to write...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Jul 2017

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 12, 1767).“The Indian King Tavern and London Coffee House in Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.” Thomas Sommerville was the proprietor...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2017

Moll King, proprietress of King’s Coffee House in Covent Garden

‘What rake is ignorant of King’s Coffee House?’ (Henry Fielding, The Covent Garden Tragedy, 1732). There are many tall tales told about Mary (Moll) King, shrewd businesswoman and proprietress of King’s Coffee House in London’s...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jan 2017

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 26, 1766).“CROWN (Coffee-House.)” Isaac Williams launched a new venture for the new year, a “COFFEE-HOUSE, at the lower end of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2016

Howard’s Coffeehouse in New Street, Covent Garden

A penny token issued by Joseph Howard in 1671 for use in his London Coffee-house. The above brass penny token measures 24.3 mm in diameter and weighs 2.71 grams. It was issued by Joseph Howard, a London coffeehouse proprietor, in 1671. The design of the...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 24 Nov 2014

British loyalist businesswoman Abigail Stoneman

Abigail Stoneman (fl. 1760-1777-84) was a feisty loyalist businesswoman active in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, & New York. It is difficult to construct a biography of her early years, because there is no known record of her maiden name or birth.During...
From: 18th-century American Women on 15 Jul 2014

Lies, secrets and death on the eve of the Glorious Revolution

The Bitter Trade by Piers Alexander is a historical novel set in the murky world of London’s coffee houses on the eve of the Glorious Revolution. The son of an English dissenter and a French Huguenot, its young redhead hero Calumny Spinks lives under...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 10 Jul 2014

Coffee Houses & The Revolution

The gentle "ladies" of Boston, staged a "Coffee Party" in 1777, reminiscent of the earlier Boston Tea Party of 1773. The town's women confronted a profiteering hoarder of foodstuffs confiscating some of his stock of coffee, according to a letter...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Jun 2013

London Coffee Houses: Guest - Gina Black

<!--[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--> This week we are delighted to welcome GINA BLACK as a guest blogger on Hoydens and Firebrands. Gina has always been...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 9 Sep 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

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If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.