The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Guarantee"

Your search for posts with tags containing Guarantee found 18 posts

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 24, 1769). “This valuable tincture … sold … at Mrs. CROSSWALL’S in Thames-street[,] Newport.” In the summer of 1769, Mr. Hamilton,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2019

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 14, 1769). “Finisher to Mr. GRAY and Mr. ELLICOT, WATCH-MAKERS to his late and present MAJESTY.” John Simnet was an industrious advertiser,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2019

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 13, 1769). “At Mr. JOSEPH SOLOMAN’S … in Lancaster, by the appointment of Mr. HAMILTON, Surgeon Dentist.” At the same time that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2019

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 11, 1769). “WATCHES CLEANED in 30 Minutes.” John Simnet, a watchmaker from London, made his presence in Portsmouth known in 1769 with a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2019

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 10, 1769). “No CURE No PAY.” As part of his marketing efforts, Mr. Hamilton, “Surgeon Dentist and Operator for the Teeth,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jul 2019

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 2, 1769) “SIMNET, Chief WATCHMAKER in AMERICA.” It was another volley in an ongoing feud that was taking place in the advertisements published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2019

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 3, 1768).“My Son, ELISHA BROWN, has undertaken to tend my Grist-Mill in Providence.” Elisha Brown operated a family business. Late in 1768...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2018

August 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Postscript to the Pennsylvania Gazette (August 11, 1768).“He has of late stamped his name on his brushes.” John Hanna made and sold all sorts of brushes “At...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Aug 2018

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 30, 1768).“Jolley Allen, At his Shop almost opposite the Heart and Crown, in Cornhill, Boston.” Almost without exception, shopkeeper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2018

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 2, 1768).“They engage to take back every Article from a Customer, that they can make the least reasonable Objection against.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (October 20, 1767).“If the linen is not liked, it will be taken back again, if not abused, and the money returned.” In the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2017

September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (September 17, 1767).“The Coach-making Trade is carried on in all its different Branches.” Elkanah and William Deane incorporated multiple marketing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2017

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 7, 1767).“If any such Piece should break, he will mend the same Gratis.” For many eighteenth-century artisans, making...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2017

May 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (May 28, 1767).“Have their Work done by Men who have been regularly brought up to the different Branches of Trade.” Elkanah and William Deane made coaches...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 May 2017

May 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (May 21, 1767).“Such Work as is not executed in the best Manner, he does not expect to be taken.” Joseph Beck made “all...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 May 2017

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Evan Sutherland What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 1, 1767).“The CLOCK and WATCH MAKING BUSINESS in all its branches.” Adrian Loyer announced that he “carr[ied]...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2017

September 29

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Commesso What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (September 29, 1766).“Warranted of the best Kind; and if they prove otherwise, will be taken back, and the Money returned.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Sep 2016

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette (May 5, 1766).“He upholds and warrants their Performance for one Year.” Isaac Heron made, sold, and repaired watches. He was proud of his work and stood...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2016

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

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

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.