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January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” A subscription notice for “ESSAYS on … the Indians of the Continent of North America, especially the several Nations...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

Nursery Duties in the Georgian Era

Today we will take a brief look at the role of one of the most important jobs within a household during the Georgian Era, that of the nursery nurse or nursery maid. When this guidance was produced for parents and for nurses alike and set out advice for...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Jan 2020

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Messrs. JOHN SKETCHLEY and CO. of GOSPORT.” Most advertisements for goods and services in colonial newspapers came from local providers, though local did not necessarily...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2020

‘No Coward Soul’ – Guest post by Kim Reeman

It is always lovely to welcome back guests to the blog, and today we welcome back Kimberley Reeman for our first article of this new decade. Kim recently wrote an article for us, about the Life of Dr James Barry, which was very well received, so we’re...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Jan 2020

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The whole taken from the Boston Chronicle, in which they were first published.” Newspaper printers participated in networks of exchange in eighteenth-century America,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2020

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “One of Mrs. Stoke’s hand bills relating to her boarding school in Charlestown.” Newspaper notices accounted for the vast majority of advertisements that circulated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be sold … at their store in Sunbury.” In December 1769, the partnership of Kelsall and Spalding placed an advertisement in the Georgia Gazette to inform...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2019

Christmas 1819

Well folks, today sees our final article for this year, in fact for this decade. We’ve had such a busy ten years, since starting All Things Georgian a few years ago, we’ve written over 550 articles on a whole host of subjects; researched and...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Dec 2019

From Dressmaker to Body Snatcher

One thing we have concluded about ourselves during our research over the years is, that we have an incredible propensity for being dragged, kicking and screaming off at tangents and this one is a case in point. How on earth is it possible to get from...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Dec 2019

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HAS JUST IMPORTED, in the ship Georgia Packet, Capt. George Anderson, from London.” Colonial merchants and shopkeepers often informed prospective customers of the origins...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2019

How the portrait of Grace Dalrymple Elliott came to be in The Frick Collection

The information about the painting shown on the Frick Collection website provides a few clues about the provenance of the portrait, but we came across more which fills in some of the gaps. Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Thomas Gainsborough. The Frick, New...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Dec 2019

A Murder at Fleet Prison

We begin this story, which only just made it onto our radar, with two gentlemen – Lewis Pleura, who was born in Italy and referred to himself by the title of Count, and who was very fond of gambling, and as such, eventually found his way into Fleet...
From: All Things Georgian on 3 Dec 2019

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large and compleat Assortment of well chosen GOODS. Cowper & Telfairs and Rae & Somerville both sold imported goods, but adopted very different marketing strategies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2019

18th Century Recipes for a 21st Century Thanksgiving

Every November,  scores of American families sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, a tradition followed for almost 400 years in the New World. The main dish of this celebratory feast is a turkey, stuffed and roasted to perfection. In the 18th century,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 28 Nov 2019

An Amazing Woman of the Georgian Era: Mrs Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs

In the eighteenth-century women were largely viewed as subservient, a commodity, a man’s possession, much like their house or dog. An object for men to do with as they saw fit, including – in extreme cases – beating or raping if they...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Nov 2019

Biography - Georgia's Indian Leader Mary Musgrove c 1700-1763 & Her Unfortunate Choice of Husbands

Mary Musgrove (c 1700-1763), Indian leader in colonial Georgia, was the child of a Creek mother & an English trader. Originally named Coosaponakeesa, she was born at Coweta town, then on the Ocmulgee River but later moved to the Chattahoochee River....
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Nov 2019

The Eighteenth Century Custom of Throwing Dead Cats and Dogs

Today, we love our pets and when they’re no longer around we go to great lengths to give them a good send off. No necessarily so in the eighteenth century. Who knew that dead cats and dogs were frequently used as missiles in the eighteenth and into...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Nov 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “These pills are an infallible cure.” An unnamed advertiser placed a notice for “Dr. HAMMOND’s SPECIFICK PILL” in the November 22, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2019

‘Dutch Sam’ the Boxer

Boxing matches or pugilism were very popular spectator sports, not to mention very lucrative with many men willing to fight for prize money. Here we take a brief look at a fight which lasted 58 and a half minutes, with 43 well-contested rounds between...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Nov 2019

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