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December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Goods of the best qualities, and newest patterns.” George Fenner stocked a variety of textiles and clothing at his store on Broad Street in New York.  In an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2020

Dorothy Kidley (fl. 1646 – 1690)

Dorothy Kidley was a Merchant Taylors’ Company apprentice and hoodseller working on Cheapside in the 1660s and 1670s. Mulier Generosa Anglica / English gentle woman, Wenceslaus Hollar, 1643 RP-P-OB-11.525 Public domain in the collection of the...
From: A Fashionable Business on 14 Nov 2020

Rachel Erskin fl. 1658 – 1718

Rachel Erskin was a seamstress working on the Royal Exchange for more than five decades in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Erskin was one of three daughters of William Erskin, a Doctor of Divinity. He died in Norfolk in 1657, bequeathing...
From: A Fashionable Business on 11 Sep 2020

Ann Collard (c.1726-1778)

Ann Collard née Jacques was a haberdasher and milliner who worked on Bishopsgate Street in London in the eighteenth century. In 1747, Ann married George Collard, a freemen of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, and the table below details the...
From: A Fashionable Business on 6 May 2020

Cyclone Rep’s Shakespeare Sessions – celebrating 10 years of Theatre-in-Education

Guest report by Edel Carmody, Cyclone Rep Theatre Company  This year marks the tenth anniversary since the creation of Cyclone Rep’s Shakespeare Sessions. Cyclone Rep is Ireland’s leading Shakespearean Theatre-in-Education Company. We...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 19 Feb 2020

Susanna Kidley-Warren (1642-1684)

Susanna Kidley-Warren was a seamstress working on Cheapside in the City of London between 1655 and 1684. She was baptised in Little Birch in Herefordshire on 2 November 1642.[1] The daughter of John Kidley, a gentleman, and his wife Bridget, Susanna...
From: A Fashionable Business on 10 Feb 2020

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Nothing has been contrary to the true Spirit and Intention of the Articles of Association.” Legh Master’s advertisement for “A CARGO of European and East...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2020

Study day: ‘NETWORKS’ Ormond Courtiers and Kilkenny Merchants in the 16th Century – October 2019

[From eventbrite website] This October, Kilkenny Castle will host a Study Day that seeks to highlight information concerning the extensive network of connections that the earls of Ormond had with their counterparts at the English Court and further afield...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 2 Oct 2019

Shakespeare Sessions with Cyclone Rep, 2019-2020 – theatre for and in schools

[Info from Civic Theatre, Tallaght, website] Cyclone Rep, Ireland’s Leading Shakespeare Theatre-in-Education Company, presents The Shakespeare Sessions. These are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare’s texts....
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 26 Aug 2019

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 2, 1769). “THE subscribers being desirous to close all their concerns, in the dry good business.” Inglis and Hall were among the most prolific...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles Unger on Robert Morris and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished journalist and historian Harlow Giles Unger about Robert Morris and his critical role in financially supporting the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles...

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769). “In August last an Agreement was made not to import any Goods from Great-Britain.” This notice appeared in the May...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2019

The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”

According to the Virginia Gazette between 400 and 500 merchants gathered in Williamsburg in early November 1774 and “voluntarily and generally signed” the Continental... The post The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”...

March 18

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 18, 1769). “Choice Indico.” This advertisement shows that Joseph and William Russell had multiple items for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (March 8, 1769). “Samuel Elbert HAS JUST IMPORTED … NEW-ENGLAND RUM.” This advertisement features a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2019

Appraising Affect in the Transatlantic Correspondence of Richard Popham and John Large

Michael Borsk When the Irish merchant Richard Popham found that his fortunes in New York had turned sour during the fall of 1826, he penned a letter to his acquaintance living in Upper Canada, John Large. “My mind is in a dreadful state of agitation,”...
From: Borealia on 19 Nov 2018

Bristol Trade in the 18th Century.

For list of trade goods see PDF here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/History/bristolrecordsociety/publications/brs20.pdf
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2018

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 6, 1768).“ANDREW LORD, Has just imported …” In September 1768 Andrew Lord experimented with a marketing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2018

Thomas Tyrrell review of The Merchant of Venice in Cardiff

Review from Thomas Tyrrell that first appeared in Wales Arts Review: Everyman | Cardiff Open-Air Theatre Festival, 2018 The plots of many of Shakespeare’s comedies work better if you assume the characters are drunk most of the time. Joss Whedon’s...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 4 Jul 2018

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