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Instructive rambles extended in London

Author: Helme, Elizabeth, -1814?, author. Title: Instructive rambles extended in London, and the adjacent villages : designed to amuse the mind and improve the understanding of youth / by Elizabeth Helme … ; in two volumes. Published: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Sep 2021

A sketch of modern France

Author: Beaumont, Louise Elisa, 1751-1818, attributed name. Title:A sketch of modern France : in a series of letters to a lady of fashion : written in the years 1796 and 1797, during a tour through France / by a Lady ; edited by C.L. Moody, LL.D. F.A.S....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Sep 2021

A Cape Full of Color

So every year in early September we journey to Cape Cod on the weekend after Labor Day for my husband’s birthday. It is an odd time, just after “summer” is over and we have established our fall routines, and I always complain, but off to the Cape...
From: streets of salem on 15 Sep 2021

Programme: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 – Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches

10-12 November 2021University of Warwick (online via Zoom) Programme (pdf) (All times are GMT+0/UTC) The Hakluyt Society, the Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC) at the University of Warwick, and Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs),...
From: Richard who? on 13 Sep 2021

Hudson River Valley Highlights

I’m just back from almost two weeks staying at my brother’s house in Rhinebeck, New York, right in the middle of the Hudson River Valley. I’ve seen a lot, and have many beautiful photographs to upload here, but I’m not quite sure how to curate...
From: streets of salem on 24 Aug 2021

Revolutionary Jersey

I turned my return trip from a mid-Atlantic family/research weekend into a day trip focused on New Jersey’s Revolutionary history which is, of course, plentiful. I had been to the battle sites of Princeton, Trenton, and Monmouth before, but never to...
From: streets of salem on 5 Aug 2021

The Journey of the Hairy Fruit

By Semine Long-Callesen and Nancy Valladares  In winter of 2020, we travelled to Honduras to visit Nancy’s family. Driving across the country from south to north and along the west coast, we passed an endless landscape of banana and coffee plantations....
From: The Recipes Project on 29 Jul 2021

Renaissance Refresh in Worcester

This past Wednesday was my stepson’s 20th birthday and lo and behold, instead of all the outdoorsy things we have done on birthdays past he wanted to go see the collection of armor and arms at the Worcester Art Museum, which absorbed the John Woodman...
From: streets of salem on 9 Jul 2021

This Week on Dispatches: George Kotlik on Bartram’s Travels in Florida

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian of colonial Florida and JAR contributor George Kotlik on botanist William Bartram’s travels in East Florida during... The post This Week on Dispatches: George Kotlik on Bartram’s...

“My Daughter, which she really is, tho’ but an adopted one”

This story came up (in my head at least) during yesterday’s online presentation from King’s Chapel about how the Revolution affected members of that Anglican congregation. I realized I hadn’t shared it here before. The minister of that church was...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jul 2021

Riding with Edwin Whitefield

This was supposed to be the summer of LONG road trips but various things keep tethering me to Salem, so I’m taking lots of short ones. My companion over the last few trips has been Edwin Whitefield, a nineteenth-century English expat artist who loved...
From: streets of salem on 28 Jun 2021

Visiting the American Republics

Two historians I follow on Twitter published reviews of Alan Taylor’s American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850 last week.For The New Criterion, Daniel N. Gullotta of Stanford and the Age of Jackson podcast wrote: ...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jun 2021

View of the Russian empire

Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, 1756   Author: Tooke, William, 1744-1820, author. Title: View of the Russian empire during the reign of Catharine the Second and to the close of the present century / by William Tooke....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Jun 2021

Founders Feeling Homesick—and Using That Word

At this posting earlier in the month, I said that the first documented use of the English word “homesickness” was in 1756 and that the adjective “homesick” followed. I was relying on Etymology Online, but that turns out to be mistaken. The Oxford...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Jun 2021

A Bush Garden

Last week I spent a day in Kennebunkport, a town long associated with the Bush family because of Walker’s Point, which was purchased by President H.W. Bush’s maternal great- and grandfather after the turn of the last century. The usual congregation...
From: streets of salem on 23 Jun 2021

Journal of a tour in the year 1745

An anonymous journal of a tour that begins on May 14th in Warrington, Lancashire and passes through Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincoln, Leicester, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton, Buckingham, Oxon, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jun 2021

Cambodia’s Genocide Museum, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Please note: You may find the story and images presented in this article deeply upsetting. Thus I wouldn’t blame you for sitting this one out. For those of you who do proceed, I’m guessing this is going to be as difficult...

Following William Bartram’s Footsteps in Northeast Florida

From 1765 to 1766, botanist John Bartram explored Florida, the new southern territory Britain acquired after the Seven Years’ War. William Bartram, his son,... The post Following William Bartram’s Footsteps in Northeast Florida appeared first on Journal...

Asians in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts

South Indians were enslaved in North America well before the two Continental Army soldiers I discussed yesterday.The 9 June 1757 Boston News-Letter included this advertisement: Ran-away from his Master, Ebenezer Webster, of Bradford in the County of Essex,...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 May 2021

CFP – The Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021: Decolonising Travel Studies

The Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches 11-12 November 2021 University of Warwick (online) Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2021 Keynote: Nanjala Nyabola, Author of Travelling While...
From: Richard who? on 17 May 2021

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