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18th Century Blacksmithing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2020


The South part of New-England, as it isPlanted this yeare, 1634.A true, lively, and experimentalldescription of that part of America,commonly called New England:discovering the state of that Countrie,both as it stands to our new-comeEnglish Planters;...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Apr 2020

Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks

In the last few years, the teams working on the block editor have learned a lot about how people build sites now and how they want to build sites in the future. The latest version represents the culmination of these discoveries, and the next stage...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 26 Mar 2020

WPBlockTalk: A Free Online Event Focused on the Block Editor

Ready to explore the possibilities with the block editor? WPBlockTalk is a free and live virtual event that will bring together designers, developers, and other WordPress enthusiasts from across the WordPress community. Topics to expect: Building...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 18 Mar 2020

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Leatherworker in Eighteenth-CenturyWilliamsburg, by Thomas K. FordThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States andmost other parts of the world at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Feb 2020

Tea Drinking In 18th Century America.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2017

Henry E. Huntington, the Greatest Book Collector

In “Why America buys England’s books,” a 1927 article in the Atlantic Monthly, Philadelphia bookseller Rosenbach wrote that Henry E. Huntington was the “greatest collector of books the world has ever known.” The London Times...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Mar 2017

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, by George Francis Dow.

During the ten years that followed the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay, a continuous flow of emigration from England crossed the Atlantic in all kinds of available sailing craft.[4] The passage usually cost £5 per person and this included...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jul 2016

Parliament and the Vellum Debate, part I

Given the momentous and quick-moving issues at stake politics this year, a question of stationery might hardly register. But when, this coming Thursday (10th March 2016), the House of Commons debates the future format of the copies of record of parliamentary...

Scribbled forms on vellum: a living link with the past

UK laws on vellum rolls Three cheers for Paul Wright, the Manager of William Cowley, interviewed on the Today programme on Monday 15 February (2hrs 49 mins in), about the decision to continue to print UK laws on vellum rather than move to archival paper....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Feb 2016


By the kind permission of the Gutenberg Project. THE FOURTEENTH REMOVE Now must we pack up and be gone from this thicket, bending our course toward the Baytowns; I having nothing to eat by the way this day, but a few crumbs of cake, that an Indian gave...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 May 2015


THE FOURTH REMOVE And now I must part with that little company I had. Here I parted from my daughter Mary (whom I never saw again till I saw her in Dorchester, returned from captivity), and from four little cousins and neighbors, some of which I never...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Apr 2015

Alix Christie’s Gutenberg’s Apprentice

In 1454, ca 180 printed copies of the Bible, the Biblia Latina, were offerend for sale. These 180 copies of the Bible came from the Mainz workshop of one Johannes Gutenberg, and caused quite a stir because of the new technique that had been used to produce...
From: renaissanceissues on 2 Apr 2015

Shakespeare in France: the St Omer First Folio

The St Omer First Folio There was good news for those interested in the history of Shakespeare’s plays last week. On Tuesday 25 November, it was announced that a First Folio had been discovered in a public library in Northern France. Many libraries...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Dec 2014

Printing and publishing in Shakespeare’s world

The title-page of Alvearie A couple of weeks go I heard an interview with an author who had tracked down the people who had pre-owned some of his books. It sparked a discussion about writing in books, from a simple signature of ownership, to an inscription...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 14 Nov 2014


My thanks to the American Indian History blog for bringing this narrative to my attention. Project Gutenberg EBook of Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggsamong the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2013

In Our Time: more outtakes

L’esprit d’escalier – the art of thinking, as you walk down the stairs, of the bon mot you should have said in the drawing room. Or, in this case, the studio. On Thursday, after recording In Our Time, we were escorted down in the lift, but since...

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:{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.