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Your search for posts with tags containing Mail Order found 11 posts

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any Gentleman Practitioner may be served … by Letter as well as if present.” Joseph Tilton advertised a “compleat and general Assortment of the best Drugs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2020

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Doctor’s Boxes … are carefully prepared.” Peter Roberts advertised “An Assortment of the best DRUGS and MEDICINES” as well as other medical...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2020

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769). “Orders from the country will be punctually answered.” When William Wilson placed an advertisement about “a fresh...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2019

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 27, 1769). “Practitioners, and others, in the Country, on sending a Line, may depend on being well used.” Jabez Bowen, Jr., advertised “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2019

October 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (October 13, 1768).“All Persons shall be as well served by Letter as if present.” In the late 1760s Joshua Blanchard operated a “Wine-Cellar...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2018

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (February 11, 1768).“***Country Customers may be supplied as well by Letter as if present.” When his partner passed away, Nicholas Bowes placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2018

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 29, 1767).“Fechtman undertakes to make stays and negligees, gowns and slips, without trying, for any...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2017

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 28, 1767).“Practitioners, and others, in the country, on sending a line, may depend on being as well used as by any apothecary in New-England.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2017

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 27, 1767).“LONDON, New-York, and other MADEIRA WINE, by the Pipe, Hogshead, Quarter Cask,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2017

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (August 25, 1766).“All Customers … may depend upon being as well served by Letter as if present.” In an age of online shopping, modern consumers are accustomed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2016

May 18

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (May 17, 1766).“Ladies in the Country may be supplied by sending measures.” It was not necessary to visit William Harvey’s shop for a fitting....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2016

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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.