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The child who swallowed a pin

The eighteenth-century surgeon William Boys, although a distinguished clinician and Fellow of the Royal Society, was perhaps better known as an antiquary and historian of his home county of Kent. Among his published works is an account of the Luxborough...
From: Thomas Morris on 8 Jan 2019

Hedeby Quiver – Mark

If you go back to my earlier posts on making a Hedeby quiver, I commented that I had been able to match all the stitch holes and thread imprints on all parts other than the carrying tabs. I’m now working on a group of new ones and this is the solution...

1733 Hudson Bay Trade Goods.

In 1733 at the Albany Post, the Hudson’s Bay Company sold goods at the following rates:  Item #MB Item #MB ¾ pound coloured beads 1 1 file 1 1 brass kettle 1 20 gunflints 1 1 pound lead 1 1 gun [probably a musket]...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Oct 2018

Historical Trekking. The Advantages of using a Copper Water Bottle. Purification.

Copper water bottle on the far left.https://vasantihealth.com/blogs/news/the-truth-about-storing-water-in-copper-vessels-debunking-the-mythshttps://www.copperh2o.com/blogs/blog/copper-water-bottles-and-scientific-research
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Sep 2018

March 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (March 26, 1768).“To be Sold at the Printing-Office, in Providence, A VARIETY of entertaining and useful Books.” Sarah Goddard and John Carter,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2018

The ear drill

You’ve heard of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut; but what about a drill (or rather two drills) to crack a cherry stone? That is exactly what took place at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris in 1833. The surgeon responsible was the great...
From: Thomas Morris on 14 Feb 2018

Plagiarising the past

In 1850 a doctor from New Buckenham in Norfolk, Horace Howard, submitted this short case report to The Lancet: The patient, Maria N— aged twenty-three years, had experienced for a long time much irritation about the kidneys and urinary apparatus,...
From: Thomas Morris on 5 Feb 2018

The spermatorrhoea alarm

In 1843 the Provincial Medical Journal published a landmark paper by Dr W.H. Ranking from Suffolk. It was a ‘landmark’ in that it was the first full-length publication in English to discuss a new disease that was soon to become the scourge...
From: Thomas Morris on 27 Jan 2018

18th Century Angling. Hand lines & fishing poles.

Below: 17th & 18th century Fishing poles with fixed lines.You will note that these fixed lines were often very short, the pole being used to drop the line away from the bank.Below: Hand lines tied on bush poles 19th century.Below:18th Century hand...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jan 2018

Survival Prepper Forum

I am constantly looking for a decent Australian survival forum, so far no luck. The Australian survival forums I have found so far are no better than the American ones. America is different from Australia in many ways, so the discussions on those forums...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Dec 2017

National Museum of the American Indian. A Link.

 Joseph Brant, by Gore Romney My thanks to my friend Swampfox for supplying this link. Thanks mate.Keith.http://www.nmai.si.edu/searchcollections/peoplescultures.aspx
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Nov 2017

British Museum Shot Pouch. Undated!

 Museum number Am1991,09.4 Full: Front Rectangular flat pouch or bag, with strap, fingerwoven of wool. The flat bag is constructed from one or two pieces of red wool plaited cloth, with a central resist [undyed] paler horizontal stripe...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Oct 2017

Native Americans and the use of Brass Kettles©

https://thehistoricfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/native-americans-and-the-use-of-brass-kettles/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Sep 2017

Pots, Kettles & Dutch Ovens. A Link.

https://www.scribd.com/document/205854633/Food-Food-Preparation-Pots-Kettles-Dutch-Ovens#
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Sep 2017

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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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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.