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New Tool for Treating Mental Illness, ca. 1817

The NY Times recently reported on “A New Tool in Treating Mental Illness: Building Design.”1 Looking at a couple of mental health facilities in California, one recently completed and one still under construction, the article highlights some...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Jan 2021

A Tradition of the Covenanter in Turnhigh, near Whitburn #History #Scotland

In his book Melodies and Memories: with a history of the Blacks of Briech Water (1909), John Black refers to a classic traditional story of a Covenanter being saved from a sword thrust by his Bible. He begins it with Helen Steel in Turnhigh, who was married...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Apr 2020

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

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

The Covenanter’s Grave in Bathgate #History #Scotland

The killing of James Davie at a field preaching in Bathgate parish is a complicated case to unravel. It was first recorded in Ridpath’s list of the victims of the Killing Times in 1693. A decade or so later, Adam Blackadder wrote a detailed narrative...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jun 2016

Who shot James Davie ‘dead on the spot’ near Bathgate? #History #Scotland

Who shot James Davie ‘dead on the spot’ at a field preaching near Bathgate? The third source for James Davie’s death does not alter the fundamentals of the story, but it does change who was held responsible for the killing. 3. Wodrow’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jun 2016

Blackadder’s Killing of a Bathgate Covenanter #History #Scotland

The killing of James Davie at a field preaching in the 1670s was first recorded by Ridpath in 1693. However, a second source for the killing may contain new and important information… Blackadder’s “Memoirs” The second source for...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jun 2016

The Killing of James Davie near Bathgate #History #Scotland

James Davie was killed by musket fire while attending a field preaching in Bathgate parish in the 1670s. At least that is broadly agreed among the sources for his death, but little else is… His death at the hands of government forces was probably...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jun 2016

Scholarly Communication, Monetary Networks, and the Control of Knowledge

Since its inception EMOB has examined access to various commercial databases and related issues concerning the production and distribution of knowledge in our digital age. As an academic blog, EMOB employs a form of social media to engage in scholarly...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 23 Apr 2016

The Man Who Knows Campion

In 2005, Gerard Kilroy's book Edmund Campion: Memory and Transcription was published by Ashgate, which has now become part of Routledge:The death of Edmund Campion in 1581 marked a disjunction between the world of printed untruth and private, handwritten,...

“few people whose prospects of happiness exceed mine”

Eliza Southgate Bowne wrote to her mother on July 8, 1803, adding details to the account of her experiences in New York City she had described to her sister Octavia in the previous post.href> Mv letter will be an old date before I finish it. You...
From: In the Words of Women on 23 Apr 2015

A New England Bride in New York

I hope, dear reader, you are as enamored as I am with Elizabeth Southgate (1783–1809). See previous post and others here,href> here,href> here,href> herehref>, and herehref>. She married Walter Bowne, a wealthy Quaker from Flushing,...
From: In the Words of Women on 20 Apr 2015

“the female that attempts the vindication of her sex”

Continuing the letter from the previous post that Eliza Southgate Bowne wrote to her cousin Moses Porter on the necessity for the cultivation of the abilities and qualities that women possess: Women have more fancy, more lively imaginations than men....
From: In the Words of Women on 16 Apr 2015

“Thus … the qualities … are left to moulder in ruin”

A Girl’s Life Eighty Years Ago: Selections from the Letters of Eliza Southgate Bowne is a delightful collection of letters Eliza Southgate Bowne (1783-1809) wrote to family and friends during her lifetime. The daughter of a well-to-do physician...
From: In the Words of Women on 13 Apr 2015

From Conference to Collected Essays

In October of 2010, Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois held a conference titled "Reforming the Reformation". Augustana College is a Lutheran, liberal arts college. The conference description: Augustana will host the conference "Reforming Reformation"...

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