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Your search for posts with tags containing Snuff found 15 posts

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He hopes this will be an additional recommendation to every sincere lover of AMERICA.” In the summer of 1770, Dennis McReady, a tobacconist on Horse and Cart Street...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2020

April 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW Bourdeaux RAPPEE.” In an effort to launch a new product Henry Margue inserted an advertisement in the supplement that accompanied the April 17, 1770, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2020

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He purposes to pack it in Country made Pots.” Richard Thompson, “the Manufacturer of TOBACCO and SNUFF at Blackensburg,” placed an advertisement for his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2020

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 5, 1769). “For the Encouragement of those who are willing to promote American Manufactories.” While the Townshend Acts remained in effect,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2019

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 21, 1769). “These are Manufactures America can have within herself.” When George Traile advertised his “Manufactory...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2019

Irish M.P.’s

An Irish schoolmaster-priest, sits in a chair taking a pinch of snuff from an open snuff box as he catechizes a dwarfish Irish peasant, ragged and barelegged, who answers with a sly grin: ‘O’C — for O’Connell thats right–now...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jun 2019

More 18th-century career choices

Following on from our previous articles about career choices in the eighteenth-century, from 1761, we have some more to share with you, so, here goes. Barber-Surgeon’s Shop; unknown artist; The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh The Barber The...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Apr 2019

Transfer print snuff box with portrait of Caroline of Brunswick

Circular snuff box, varnished with a gilt edge. The lid shows a portrait of Caroline of Brunswick at center and bears the text ‘Queen Caroline of England’ at foot. Title: [Transfer print snuff box with portrait of Caroline of Brunswick]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Sep 2018

18th century paper and snuff box making

Today the majority of  us rely on computers, tablets, mobile phones etc. for communication, but obviously such things did not exist in the eighteenth-century when – shock horror – they used paper and hand-wrote everything. So once again...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Apr 2017

17th Century Snuff Box found at Sutton Coldfield.

http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/rare-snuff-box-dating-back-to-17th-century-discovered-in-sutton-coldfield/story-30127677-detail/story.html; http://www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk/pages/news-details.php?id=731;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Feb 2017

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts...

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (November 28, 1766).“Scotch Snuff.” This advertisement showcased a public vendue held at an “Auction-Room in Queen Street”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2016

September 3

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Commesso What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Occasional Supplement to W. Weyman’s Gazette of Yesterday [New-York Gazette] (September 30, 1766).“LINENS and SHEETINGS, … Russia Iron,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2016

The Great Georgian Snuff Debate

We’re used to debates about tobacco. In any given week it’s a fair bet that smoking/cigarettes/e-cigarettes will be food for editorial thought. What the UK’s Guardian recently called a ‘global epidemic of tobacco’ is, according to their...
From: DrAlun on 15 Sep 2014

Did Napoleon get up your nose? No surprise!

Pardon the pun, but I couldn’t resist when coming across this snuff box on the Antiques Roadshow. A snuff box in the shape of Napoleon’s hat – now I’ve seen it all! Though not quite up there with Napoleon’s head in a...
From: The Joyful Molly on 29 May 2014

An Early Shakespeare Souvenir – The Mulberry Wood Snuff Box

This blog kicks off a new series, ‘Shakespeare on Show,’ from the Museum Collections Team. The series will highlight objects currently on display in three new exhibitions across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. In March our team opened Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 May 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

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

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

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.