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Tragedy amidst the Everyday

I LOVE Diaries: they offer such personal perspectives into the past, encompassing both “big” events and everyday occurrences. I read diaries, teach with diaries, and think about diaries often. I even like books about diaries, such as Kate...
From: streets of salem on 12 Sep 2020

Joseph Plumb Martin’s Hunger Games

Not all primary sources are created equal. We venerate the Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius for providing us with a contemporary history... The post Joseph Plumb Martin’s Hunger Games appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Copley Cousins

Two portraits of young Salem women of the mid-eighteenth century, both named Mary and newly-wed, painted by John Singleton Copley wearing the same dress! Whether you’re delving into the reform-minded Salem women of the nineteenth century or the...
From: streets of salem on 7 Mar 2020

What I want for Christmas: Please Bring out the Diaries, PEM

We have certainly come a long way from the despair of Christmas 2017, when we were reeling from the announcement that the vast collections of the Phillips Library, constituting Salem’s primary historical archive, were to be moved permanently to...
From: streets of salem on 17 Dec 2019

1798 America's Earliest Cookbook by Amelia Simmons

American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jun 2019

Biography of America's Earliest Cookbook Author - Amelia Simmons

Amelia Simmons. American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Sep 2014

The Day Nôtre Dame Cathedral Hosted Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and King Louis XVI

1785 was a rare year in Paris—it was safely nestled between revolutions. The American Revolution had come to an official end right there in... The post The Day Nôtre Dame Cathedral Hosted Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and King Louis XVI appeared...

Killer Trees of the Revolution

Around a hundred people are tragically killed in the United States each year by falling trees or limbs. Death or injury by trees was... The post Killer Trees of the Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Loyalist James Allen’s Reflection on the State of the Colonies

A councilman by profession, James Allen, esquire, lived in Philadelphia during the early years of the American Revolution. A man of considerable social prominence... The post Loyalist James Allen’s Reflection on the State of the Colonies appeared...

Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross?

When the two columns of the Continental Army slammed into Trenton at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, surrounding and capturing most of the... The post Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

How George III’s 1809 Golden Jubilee was celebrated in Bath

On the 25th October 1809, the jubilee of King George III was celebrated across the nation. Opinion was divided as to whether the jubilee had been celebrated a year too early; 25th October 1809 was the first day of the 50th year of George III’s reign,...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Oct 2018

Finding Edward Wigglesworth’s Lost Diary

Col. Edward Wigglesworth took part in some of the most consequential actions of the American Revolution, but, like so many such men, we know... The post Finding Edward Wigglesworth’s Lost Diary appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Sir Harry Trelawny diary

Sir Harry Trewlawny’s diary with the first entry dated 1785 August 17 and the last September 2nd all in a single hand. A wonderfully chatty diary in which he talks about farming matters, the crops that are being harvested, maintaining the shoreline...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Oct 2018

Edited Diaries

For my period (1640-1715) and geographical area (England and Wales), I have found editions of diaries published for ten different Puritan ministers: Minister Place Diary dates Edition Archer, Isaac Mildenhall, Suffolk 1659-1700 1994 Bilby, William Nottingham...
From: Dissenting Experience on 26 Aug 2018

MS Diaries Found

I have located the manuscripts of diaries written by fifteen Puritan Ministers spanning the periods indicated: Archer, Isaac of Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1659-1700 Bilby, William of Nottingham, 1714-1717 Chandler, Francis of Theydon Garnon, Essex, 1661-1666...
From: Dissenting Experience on 20 Aug 2018

Seeking Diaries

I am seeking the diaries of Puritan ministers from 1640 to 1715. Here is an extract from the diary of the preacher, John Westley of Whitchurch, Dorset, recorded as an ejected minister in Edmund Calamy’s A Continuation of the Account of the Ministers...
From: Dissenting Experience on 9 Aug 2018

What Peter Fidler Didn’t Report

George Colpitts Peter Fidler was going where few Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) traders had gone in the summer of 1800: the South Branch territories of present-day southern Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was to build Chesterfield House at the junction...
From: Borealia on 18 Jun 2018

1668 - Journal of Connecticut farmer Thomas Minor (1608-1690) mentioning his wife Grace Palmer

A Year in the Life of Thomas Minor, Connecticut Farmer, 1668.Thomas Minor (1608-1690) was born in England & sailed to New England in 1630.  Thomas Minor is considered one of the 4 founders of the Town of Stonington.  In 1653, he bought the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 20 Jan 2018

Soft Bound Leather Cover Books.

A soft bound leather cover book is a book with a leather cover that is flexible, it has no boards to make the cover stiff.(My thanks to Mr William Pace for introducing me to the term "soft bound")Keith. Unknown Dutch Master. Title: Still-Life with Books....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2016

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