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Spruce Beer in the Age of Jane Austen

Inquiring readers, Spruce beer was a popular beverage during Jane Austen’s lifetime. On December 9, 1808, Austen wrote her sister Cassandra from Castle Square: But all this,” as my dear Mrs. Piozzi says, “is flight and fancy, and nonsense,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Mar 2019

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (October 6, 1768).“Strong and Small Malt Beer and Spruce, by the Barrel.” In the fall of 1768 John Coleman advertised the several varieties...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2018

How to Drink Beer, 1725

J. Nothnagel, Man with Beer (1772), Wellcome Library“I have not known Thirst since I have used hot Beer: Let the Weather be never so hot, and my work great, yet have I not felt Thirst as formerly... But some will say, Cold Beer is very pleasant...
From: Ask the Past on 29 Jun 2018

King Calli’s Spruce Beer

By Renée Lafferty-Salhany Cocktails today, in expert hands, are an art form.  The thoughtful, deliberate balance of disparate flavours is meant not only to intoxicate, but to express refinement, even elegance. Mixed drinks didn’t always...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Jun 2018

Australia. Wreck Preservation Ale: where to try the rich, dark brew salvaged from the deep.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 May 2018

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the so much esteem’d FARMER’s Letters.” Isaac Beers and Elias Beers sold a variety of goods at their shop in New Haven. In the spring of 1768 they...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2018

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 19, 1768).“The Cork of each Bottle will be stamped.” Timothy Matlack promoted his “Philadelphia brewed BOTTLED BEER” in an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2018

More on 18th Century Foods.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 May 2018

History on Appeal: Originalism and Evidence in the Comeau Case

Bradley Miller The Supreme Court declined this month to radically change the way that Canada works. In R v Comeau, lawyers for a New Brunswick man ticketed for bringing too many bottles of beer into the province from Quebec urged the justices to use the...
From: Borealia on 3 May 2018

Making Ink

By Amy L. Tigner I had been thinking for a couple of years that I would like to try to make ink the early modern way. I had run across several recipes for ink over the years in my research of seventeenth-century receipt books and I had read Amanda Herbert’s...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 Feb 2017

August 11

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (August 11, 1766).“As soon as the Season will permit, they will brew Spruce again.” Brewers George Harison and James Leadbetter were savvy marketers. They informed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Aug 2016

Fueling Beer Breweries in Early Modern London

By William M. Cavert The shop down the road that sells alcoholic drinks offers such a variety of beers and ales that while shopping I sometimes imagine myself newly arrived from a communist planned economy into some bewilderingly choice-laden consumer...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 May 2016

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 2, 1766).“To be SOLD, at the MARLBOROUGH BREWERY.” Brewer John Mercer took an interesting approach in his advertisement for “STRONG BEER and PORTER...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2016

First Monday Library Chat: The Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the First Monday Library Chat. This month we have the great pleasure of traveling to Leeds and talking to Karen Sayers, Assistant Archivist at the University of Leeds. The Cookery Collection is one of the key collections...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Mar 2016

How to Improve In-Law Relations, c. 147

J. Paul Getty Museum MS 27, f. 46v (c. 1430) "If a woman very much wants her husband to love her relatives and friends whom he has never liked, when they come to visit her with their dog, she must collect urine from the dog and give some to her husband...
From: Ask the Past on 15 Jan 2016


From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Dec 2015

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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:{search term or phrase}

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

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

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.