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Georgian Mourning Rings

Thinking about the past couple of years living with the Covid situation and how we remember those we have lost during this time, led me to think about death in the Georgian period and I thought I would take a look at items used at that time as keepsakes...
From: All Things Georgian on 23 Jan 2022

“She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s Unremarked Life

When the War of the Revolution began in April 1775, Connecticut resident Judith Jeffords née Philips was nineteen years old, had been married for two... The post “She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s...

Carrot Pudding from the 1730s

Several years back, Alyssa Connell wrote at Cooking in the Archives about a handwritten cookbook in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania: This two-volume recipe book is dated 1730 (vol. 1) and 1744 (vol. 2) and belonged to Judeth Bedingfield,...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 May 2020

“Our souls are by nature equal to yours”

JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY (1751-1820) was born to a ship-owning family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Although her younger brothers were tutored at home to prepare for college, Judith received no formal education. Self-taught, she read books from her father’s...
From: In the Words of Women on 11 Dec 2019

Sir Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1674)

By Maria Cunningham, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Reed College This is the thirteenth edition of The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (simply known as the Arcadia) and was first written by Sir Phillip Sidney towards the end of the 16th...

The Eighteenth Century Gin Craze

In today’s world gin has seen something of  a resurgence, with gin bars popping up everywhere and flavoured gins becoming the drink of choice for many. So how do you take yours? Pink perhaps, with a tonic, ice and a slice – sound good,...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Jun 2019

Strawberr Water.

All of the references to strawberries in Samuel Pepy’s diary appear in June. In 1663, he attended a lovely dinner in Bethnal Green and remarked on the strawberries in his host’s garden: “A noble dinner, and a fine merry walk with the...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 12 May 2019

March 5

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 3, 1769). “JUDITH, the Wife of me the Subscriber, hath Eloped from me” In this advertisement in the New...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2019

Hippocras, or spiced wine

Hippocras is a kind of spiced wine. As Paul Lukacs writes in his book Inventing Wine, wine drinkers at all levels of society in medieval and early modern Europe drank spiced wines, “Spices not only would disguise a wine beginning to turn bad...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 10 Dec 2018

Art Detectives: Young Woman with Servant

Following on from one of our blogs about Dido Elizabeth Belle, one of our lovely readers made us aware of this unusual painting titled, Young Woman with Servant which is on display at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Stephen Slaughter. English,...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Nov 2018

Giorgione's Judith*

Giorgione: Judith with the Head of Holofernes. Hermitage, St. Petersburg.Although originally given to Raphael, scholars for over a century have agreed that the Hermitage Judith with the Head of Holofernes is an early work by Giorgione....
From: Giorgione et al... on 9 Sep 2018

Valentin de Boulogne at the Met

Last week my wife and I finally got to see the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition, Valentin de Boulogne, Beyond Caravaggio, that closes today after a run of three months.  The Met did a remarkable job of assembling 45 of the 60 extant paintings...
From: Giorgione et al... on 22 Jan 2017

Equality of the Sexes and the Education of Women

One can spend a long time with JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY, but for now let me fill in the gaps in her life, promising to return at a later date. Judith and her first husband John Stevens had no children although they adopted his niece and a young cousin of...
From: In the Words of Women on 3 Jan 2017

“there is something, to me, singularly pleasing”

JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY was interested in burial customs as evidenced by her description of Moravian ceremonies in Bethlehem. In the Moravian manner of interring their dead, as observed in Bethlehem, and the ceremonies attendant therein, there is something,...
From: In the Words of Women on 29 Dec 2016

“The Cap . . . is . . . an insignia of their order”

JUDITH MURRAY SARGENT has more interesting remarks to make about the Bethlehem Seminary in her Letterbook. She describes the dress, particularly the caps, of the students and also the sisters who teach them as well as the inhabitants of the town. It is...
From: In the Words of Women on 26 Dec 2016

“Peace on earth, good will to Men”

Before continuing with the description of the Bethlehem Seminary by JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY, let me include a few words about the Seminary’s origins. It was Henrietta Benigna Justine Zinzendorf von Watteville (1725-1789), born in Berthelsdorf, Saxony,...
From: In the Words of Women on 22 Dec 2016

“an opportunity of acquiring Musick, painting, and geography”

The first husband of JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY was John Stevens whom she married at age eighteen, more to satisfy her parents’ expectations than from love. The English preacher John Murray met Judith in 1774 when he visited Boston to lecture on Universalism,...
From: In the Words of Women on 19 Dec 2016

Education for Women: the Bethehem Seminary

JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY (1751-1820), born in Massachusetts, was an essayist, poet, and playwright who believed that women should have the opportunity to receive an education equal to that of men. She was also one of the few women of her time to keep letter...
From: In the Words of Women on 12 Dec 2016

To Make Marmalet of Pippins

This weekend I had some extra apples and a head cold, so I wanted to make something that felt cozy. Flipping through Judeth Bedingfield’s recipe book, UPenn Ms. Codex 631, I found this recipe To Make Marmalet of Pippins. Apple marmalade? I was intrigued,...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 2 Nov 2016

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