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November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has lately employed a Workman from England.” As winter approached in 1771, William Hill, a clothier who operated a fulling mill, took to the pages of the New-London Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2021

November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Every other article that fashion produces in the millenary business.” The appropriately named Susannah Faircloth sold a variety of textiles and adornments at her shop in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2021

Anthony Joyce at The Three Stags Inn at Holborn Conduit

The above mid-17th century copper farthing token measures 15.4 mm and weighs 0.96 grams. It was issued by Anthony Joyce between late 1666 and early 1668. At the time of the token’s issue, Anthony was the landlord of The Three Stags inn which was located...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 20 Nov 2021

Review: DOWN A DARK RIVER by Karen Odden

Any novel that quoted Victorian poet Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" would be a favorite of mine, but when one of the victims in Karen Odden's just-released mystery DOWN A DARK RIVER (Crooked Lane) offers the poet's famous admonition--"Ah, love, let us...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 15 Nov 2021

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As compleat an Assortment as is to be met with at any Store in NORWICH.” As October became November in 1771, John-McClarren Breed continued to advertise an assortment of goods...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2021

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Scarlet, / Crimson, / Brown, / Blue, / Mix’d } Broadcloths.” In the early 1770s, the New-London Gazette carried less advertising than its counterparts published in the major...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2021

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Staffordshire and Liverpool WARE-HOUSE In KING-STREET.” Ebenezer Bridgham launched a regional advertising campaign for his “Staffordshire and Liverpool WARE-HOUSE In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2021

Captain John Bacon: The Last of the Jersey Pine Robbers

“Captain John Bacon: His name was second only to that of the New Jersey devil for producing nightmares among the inhabitants of the pine... The post Captain John Bacon: The Last of the Jersey Pine Robbers appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

“Like a Collapsible Concertina”: Cosmetic Interventions in Fin-de-Siècle London

Jess Clark In the Fall of 2020, new reports revealed a marked increased in cosmetic procedures—surgery, injectables, and other dermatological treatments—over the course of the COVID pandemic. During the global crisis, some men and women of means have...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Sep 2021

Sedley Transcription Now Available

The Royal College of Physicians has announced that the transcription of Lady Catherine Sedley’s manuscript, RCP 534, is now publicly available. Produced during our Spring transcribathon, the text is available here, via FromthePage.  Pamela Forde of...
From: emroc on 13 Sep 2021

Lady Katherine Grey

My article about Lady Katherine Grey, younger sister of the executed Jane and a claimant to the throne of Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603), is available online at Team Queens. You can read it here:
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Sep 2021

A Brief History of Crime Literature | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK.[1] Unless otherwise stated, all images are from books in my private collection. There are few subjects that interest us more generally, than the adventures of robbers and banditti. In...

August 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THIS Country manufactured Felt Hats.” As the end of August approached in 1771, Abiezer Smith placed an advertisement in the New-London Gazette to promote hats he made and sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2021

My next talk: Self-Publishing Your History Book

You are invited to an online talk I will be presenting on 15 September, on the subject of self-publishing history books. The event is for Vauxhall History and Friends of Tate South Lambeth and is part of 2021 Lambeth Heritage Festival – but is open...
From: Naomi Clifford on 18 Aug 2021

August 16

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ran away … a Negro man slave named BOSTON.” An enslaved man known as Boston was determined to seize his liberty in the summer of 1771.  He escaped from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2021

Regency Women: Beauty Behind the Scenes

Regency women went to great lengths to achieve an effortless, romantic look with long, flowing lines to their dresses and hairstyles. Even their dresses, which appeared to have little underneath, had several layers hidden below the surface. As with everything,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Aug 2021

If Thou Hast Lost a Friend (1853) | Charles Swain

Charles Swain’s poem ‘If thou hast lost a friend’ appeared in the London Journal in 1853 and has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] If thou has lost a friend, By hard or hasty word, Go—call him to thy heart again Let Pride...

The Sea (1845) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following poem, titled ‘The Sea’,[1] was written by G.W.M. Reynolds and first appeared in the London Journal in 1845. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. I. The deep, the fathomless, th’eternal sea, Speaks with a thousand...

Innocent Florence Nightingale Tweet Provokes Social Media Anger | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. A Glance at My Book Collection My old, and somewhat tatty collection of bound volumes of the London Journal. One of my favourite things to do is to collect old books, and among my second-hand...

Ode to England (1855) | J. M.

The following poem titled ‘Ode to England’ was written in 1855 and published in the London Journal (8 September issue). It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. Of all nations of the earth Fair England, thou my place of birth, Art dearest,...

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