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Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts, August 1757 to December 1758

Thomas Pownall was appointed “Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief in and over . . . the Province of the Massachusetts Bay” on February 25, 1757. He... The post Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts, August 1757 to December 1758 appeared...

The Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757–1765 and 1776

A Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757-1765 and 1776 edited by John B. Hattendorf (Helion & Company, 2019) Writings of... The post The Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757–1765 and...

Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

In late June 1780 a messenger arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with intelligence for Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl Cornwallis. The messenger, Capt. John La Boularderie... The post Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy appeared...

Ordinary Women – Jeanne Dugas of Acadie

Stephanie Pettigrew [This essay first appeared at UnwrittenHistories on September 25, 2018, and is re-posted here through collaboration with editors Andrea Eidinger and Stephanie Pettigrew.] The summer before I started my PhD, there was a massive reunion...
From: Borealia on 11 Mar 2019

3 Strange Buttons Help Archaeologists Identify 18th Century Skeleton As Foreign-Born Soldier.

Pewter buttons found underneath the pelvis of an 18th century male skeleton buried at Fortress Louisbourg, Canada. AMY SCOTT
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2018

Potlotek women create Model 18th century Mi’kmaq dress

A young Mi’kmaq woman, left, will stroll the streets of the national historic site attired in traditional dress. The dress was made by a group of women from Potlotek First Nation.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Jun 2018

“English” Chairs and “English” Desks: Rethinking Material Culture in New France

Philippe Halbert In 1726, the earthly possessions of Philippe de Rigaud, marquis de Vaudreuil and governor-general of New France, were inventoried at his Quebec residence. The late governor-general’s château Saint-Louis ranked among the most...
From: Borealia on 14 Dec 2015

Scottish Referendums and Nova Scotia Rums

While the mainstream media is busy covering yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence, here at Charlevoix we have Nova Scotia aged rum on the mind.  Rum, indeed, is returning to the Fortress of Louisbourg in a big way for...
From: Charlevoix on 19 Sep 2014

Bravo, LAC!

I agonized over whether to blog about this or not over the last week.  Sotheby's was offering up in its December 5th sale two significant documents.  The first was a lovely manuscript map of Louisbourg by a certain sieur Lartigue,...
From: Charlevoix on 7 Dec 2013

Forts in the News

Over in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, an outdoor model of Fort Augusta was dedicated last weekend.  Turning to Wikipedia in order to look up some basic facts about the fort's history, I was amused to learn that "Fort Augusta was a fat...
From: Charlevoix on 15 Nov 2013

French Clothing in the New World. Final.

o    DOCUMENTATION:o       1713-1745: 39 fabrics and 15 colours of waistcoats specified o    1748-1758: 20 fabrics and 6 colours of waistcoats specifiedo    1713-1758: 59 fabrics...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Jan 2013

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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.