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February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769). “LADIES Hair is dressed in different Manners.” On February 28, 1769, Samuel Archer advertised his services...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2019

Reports of Leslie’s Retreat

This weekend brings the third annual commemorative reenactment of “Leslie’s Retreat” to Salem, an enthusiastic event that I think everyone enjoys because of its non-commercial, non-1692 focus: at least I do! The reenactment marks an...
From: streets of salem on 22 Feb 2019

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 14, 1769). “Will sell the Remains of Mr. Hamilton’s Goods at the lowest Prices.” GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE!!! Although Arthur Hamilton...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2019

Valentine's Day - 1700s British Colonial & American Couples

1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Miffin (Sarah Morris).1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Winslow (Jemima Debuke)1775 John Singleton Copley (1728-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Izard (Alice Delancey).1788...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Feb 2019

My First Visit to the Phillips Library in Rowley

Well, I knew the day had to come: my first visit to the Phillips Library in Rowley. Even as many were protesting the move of the Peabody Essex Museum’s research library, which includes the historic records of hundreds of Salem families,...
From: streets of salem on 10 Feb 2019

February 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken … by S. Hall in Salem.” Essex Gazette (February 7, 1769). This subscription notice for “The WORKS of the celebrated John Wilkes,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2019

Enquiries and Enslavement

I’m in the process of teaching myself how to create digital maps with layers of history so I can visualize different times, places, events and environments. Such maps are a great teaching tool, and I also think it would be a great way...
From: streets of salem on 7 Feb 2019

Two Looks at Revolutionary New England

This week the Journal of the American Revolution published back-to-back articles about Revolutionary New England. First, Derek W. Beck adapted material from his book The War Before Independence, 1775-1776 to discuss “Henry Knox’s ‘Noble...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Feb 2019

Fertility in the Early Modern Household

Leah Astbury Domestic recipe books in early modern England abound with remedies to promote conception and prevent miscarriage. Frances Springatt’s recipe book, for example, contained a remedy ‘To help conception and strengthen Nature’,...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Feb 2019

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 31, 1769). “Esteemed by Judges equal in Quality to the best imported from England.” When Henry Lloyd of Boston placed his advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2019

I Miss the Assembly House

I miss the Assembly House, a Georgian structure on Federal Street built as an assembly house in 1782 and transformed by Samuel McIntire into a more elaborate residence in the next decade: its proper name is the Cotting-Smith Assembly House (although it...
From: streets of salem on 22 Jan 2019

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 17, 1769). “Will be sold greatly under the usual Prices, to clear off his Stock.” CLEARANCE SALE!!! Robert Alcock did not deploy a striking headline...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 10, 1768). “THE Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Salem would be glad to bind out a Number of poor Children.” Colonial newspapers tended to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2019

Jacob Bailey Meets Charles Paxton’s “Gay Order”

Jacob Bailey (1731-1808) graduated from Harvard College in 1755, ranked at the bottom of his class in social rank. He chose to go into the ministry, starting as a Congregationalist like most of his fellow New Englanders.Shortly after receiving his master’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Jan 2019

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 3, 1768). “The Declaration and Confession of Ruth Blay will be printed To-morrow.” Infanticide and a public execution: read all about it! When...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2019

The Year of Lost Archives

I must interrupt my festive holiday posts to mark a somber anniversary today: a year ago a representative of the Peabody Essex Museum admitted that there were no plans to reopen the long-shuttered Phillips Library in Salem, and that its archives and texts...
From: streets of salem on 6 Dec 2018

E. M. Forster’s Howards End and A Room with a View

by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 “But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2018

A Very Hawthorne Holiday

This year’s Christmas in Salem house tour, the perennial seasonal fundraiser for Salem’s venerable preservation organization Historic Salem Inc., is Hawthorne-themed in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the House of the Seven Gables...
From: streets of salem on 27 Nov 2018

An International Mystery at the Fraunces Tavern Museum

A recent email newsletter from the Fraunces Tavern Museum raised interesting questions about one of its prize artifacts, the painting shown here.The article said:Since November 17, 1913 the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York have been proud...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Nov 2018

Remembrance Roundup

Never have I been so happy to live in the time of the world wide web, as I could see and share all the forms of remembrance this past weekend as the world marked the centenary of the end of World War I. I have been profoundly touched by the cumulative...
From: streets of salem on 13 Nov 2018

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:{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.