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Search Results for "Philanthropy"

Your search for posts with tags containing Philanthropy found 12 posts

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The COLLEGE about to be built in this Colony, shall be erected in the Town of Providence.” On behalf of the “Committee for providing Materials and overseeing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2020

April 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sincere and hearty thanks to the benefactors of Rhode Island College.” In March 1770 Hezekiah Smith prepared to depart Charleston after a successful stay in the city. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2020

Sisters in Service: Salem 1918

When your focus is on historical women, as mine has been for these 2020 #salemsuffragesaturday posts, sometimes you find their stories are somewhat segregated from what is going on at a particular time, and sometimes it is clear that their stories are...
From: streets of salem on 28 Mar 2020

March 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I shall leave a List of the Subscribers Names, together with their Benefactions.” In late March 1770 Stephen Hopkins, John Brown, and John Jenckes continued their efforts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2020

Robin Hood, a Foundling

By Stephen Basdeo As one of England’s most famous historical figures, the name of Robin Hood appears in countless records. The first record we have of a man named Robin Hood is in the York Assize Records for the years 1225–26. This man is...

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768). “Certificates of which, she can produce from the Gentleman whose Lectures she attended.” When Mrs. Grant...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2018

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (November 3, 1768).“Circumstances may yet enable him to set one Day in Six apart to give Advice to indigent Persons, Gratis.” John Coghill Knapp, “Attorney...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2018

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 1, 1768).“Offers his Attendance gratis, to every Person in Charles-Town, whose Circumstances or Situation demand it.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2018

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 16, 1767).“TWO POOR BOYS … will be taught to read, write, and cast accounts … by the bounty of Gentleman.” As fall arrived in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2017

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today?” Massachusetts Gazette (August 6, 1767).“JACKSON’S Mineral-Well in Boston.” The proprietor of “JACKSON’S Mineral-Well in Boston” deployed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2017

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 9, 1767).“He first introduced into this Province the most expeditious Method of teaching Writing.” Osborne Straton was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2017

April 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (April 24, 1767).“He has room … for ten day and three evening scholars more.” In recent weeks the guest curators of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2017

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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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This is the basic structure:

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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.