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A Glasgow Doctor Battles a Cholera Outbreak

On the morning of December 21st [1853], at six o’clock,[i] I was called on by a working man to visit his wife, whom he described as having been taken with cramps about three o’clock the same morning. I went with him to his house, 115 Garscube Road,...

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … a Negro Man named GLASGOW.” Near the end of April 1770, Dover, an enslaved man, liberated himself from Nathaniel Sperry of New Haven.  As the anniversary of Dover...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2021

May 1

Who were the subjects of advertisements in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away last Tuesday Night, a Negro Man named GLASGOW.” “RUN away last Tuesday Night, a Negro Man named ABEL.” Sometime during the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2021

Covenanter Grave Cathcart #History #Glasgow #Scotland

Thomas Cook, Robert Thom and John Urie, Cathcart parish, Renfrewshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Major Balfour, together with Captain Maitland and their Party, Apprehended at their Work, Robert Tam, John Urie, and Tho: Cook, and instantly shot...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2020

Taking Shakespeare to the great outdoors, 2019

  The stage for Shakespeare in Yosemite Around the UK optimistic announcements are being made for a season of outdoor Shakespeare. Typically, the weather forecast for the beginning of June indicates some unsettled conditions, but fingers crossed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 May 2019

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Three days after four were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666: 19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister. He left behind an individual martyrs’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Glasgow on 19 December #History #Scotland

Five days of four were executed in Edinburgh for their roll in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four were executed in Glasgow. Four were executed at Glasgow on 19 December, 1666. All four had a gravestone erected to them in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2018

A Great Hail as Big as Golf Balls, Eggs and Pistol Bullets in 1716 #History #Scotland

‘In May, this year [1719], we had a very great thunder at Edinburgh, which puts me in mind that May 1716, if I remember, much about this same time, ther was a very extraordinary hail shour in the parish of the Mearns. At Eastwood it was as bigg...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Oct 2018

The Great Land Flood of 1712 #History #Scotland

In late September, 1712, extremely heavy rains brought the worst flooding in living memory between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Reverend Robert Wodrow wrote about them in his Analecta: ‘The 24 of this moneth, the Commission sate [in Edinburgh]. I...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Sep 2018

The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

Glasgow and the Jacobites

Having done blog posts on Edinburgh, Stirling and Aberdeen, today we thought we would write about Scotland’s largest city. In Webster’s census, completed nine years after the Battle of Culloden, Scotland was recorded as having a population...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 5 Aug 2018

Mad Dogs and the Galloping Fever in Glasgow in 1712 #History #Scotland

In 1712, the Reverend Robert Wodrow hanged his dog: ‘The week before [c.17 September, 1712], and the beginning of this [“greatest land flood”], before I went east, the doggs turned many of them mad. I hanged mine, and soe did severall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jul 2018

The Polmadie Martyrs: A Widow’s Petition in 1689 #History #Scotland

In early 1689, Jennet Howie petitioned the Convention of Estates about Major John Balfour’s killing of her husband, John Urie, and two others at Polmadie near Glasgow in May, 1685: Indorsed ‘1689.’ ‘To the Honourable Meeting of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Apr 2018

Thomas Archer in the Argyll Rising of 1685 #History #Scotland

In 1685, the minister Thomas Archer had been sent as an agent for the Earl of Argyll to Ireland. During the Argyll Rising, he and a few recruits joined it at Rothesay on Bute: ‘Mr. Thomas Archer, who was sent from Holland to advertise our friends...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Nov 2017

The Return of Ranty McRantface

[Note: those not interested in naval stuff, or in a good old-fashioned rant, can look away now, watch repeats of The West Wing or Jeremy Kyle on daytime TV, and come back next week instead. On the other hand, if you’re not interested in...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 24 Jul 2017

An unexpectedly fashionable career

If asked today to list fashionable careers, it is highly unlikely that any of us would include ‘syphilis specialist’ in our list. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the prevalence of the disease in British society and the ongoing...
From: Pox and prejudice? on 11 Jun 2017

Nine Covenanters Buried at Glasgow Cathedral #History #Scotland

On a stairway down to the crypt of Glasgow Cathedral, is a gravestone to some of the Covenanters executed in Glasgow. The stone is hard to see as it is in a pretty dark spot. The Crypt was formerly the Barony Church that Donald Cargill was the minister...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 May 2017

Medical Fascinations, Human Lives: Hunter’s Syphilis Specimens

Should you visit The Hunterian Museum you can come face to face with victims of the great pox (syphilis). As you enter the main museum from the staircase, to the left hand side, on the topmost shelf of a cabinet containing a series of human specimens...
From: Pox and prejudice? on 12 Mar 2017

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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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.