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Dots on the Ensign’s Map

Yesterday I started to discuss a hand-drawn map from the Library of Congress that Ed Redmond has identified as likely coming from British army spy Ens. Henry DeBeniere weeks before the march to Concord.That map marks several individual homes. Some of...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Apr 2021

The Ensign’s Map of a Road to Concord

In 2016, Ed Redmond of the Library of Congress’s Geography and Map Division shared an interesting discovery about an item in that collection.Redmond wrote: Several years ago, I stumbled across an unsigned manuscript map with the supplied title...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Apr 2021

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (June 1, 1769). “BREW-HOUSE.” John Calvert and Company placed a brief advertisement in the June 1, 1769, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2019

The Isherwoods: Brewers of Windsor

The Nottingham born artist, Paul Sandby, painted and drew many scenes in and around Windsor and also informal portraits of some of the inhabitants. One of his drawings, held in the Royal Collection, caught our eye: the Miss Isherwoods, the Brewer’s...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Feb 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

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (May 26, 1768).“FAULKNER’S BOTTLED ALE.” William Faulkner, a brewer, incorporated several marketing strategies into the advertisement he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 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

The Problem with Ens. Eliphalet Hastings

Yesterday I quoted Capt. Moses Harvey’s newspaper advertisement from November 1775, minutely describing five soldiers who had deserted from his Continental Army company. Harvey surmised that those men had left for these feeble reasons:They have...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Mar 2018

“Deserted from Col. Brewer’s regiment…”

On 9 Nov 1775 and again a week later, the New-England Chronicle ran this advertisement, which offers characterizations of Continental soldiers worthy of a Smollett novel:Deserted from Col. [Jonathan] Brewer’s regiment, and Captain Harvey’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Mar 2018

A Short Ode to Slow History

An article just came out in the American Historical Review’s October issue that should be on the radar for anyone interested in early American history: Holly Brewer’s “Slavery, Sovereignty, and ‘Inheritable Blood’: Reconsidering...
From: The Junto on 25 Oct 2017

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine On Offer

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England is now available for £35. To make a purchase on the Boydell and Brewer website just enter offer code BB401 at the checkout. A discount flyer and order form can also be found here...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 8 Jun 2017

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (April 23, 1767).“Will also sell … a Negro Man that understands Brewing and Distilling.” As he prepared to leave Boston for Nova Scotia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2017

“Capt. Ingersoll was tried by a Court Martial”

In 1766, at the age of thirty-one, Peter Ingersoll opened a tavern and inn in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (It still exists in greatly expanded form as a bed-and-breakfast called the Wainwright Inn, shown here.) He was from one of the town’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Dec 2016

May 31

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Third page of Rind’s Virginia Gazette (May 30, 1766).Two weeks the Adverts 250 Project featured the entire first issue of Rind’s Virginia Gazette in order to examine the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 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

The illegitimate sons of Thomas Winckley

Grace Dalrymple Elliot’s sister Jacintha married three times and information on all three of these marriages can be found in our latest book An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliot, available now. ...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Mar 2016

New Book: Envisioning Others: Race, Color, and the Visual in Iberia and Latin America

Envisioning Others: Race, Color, and the Visual in Iberia and Latin America, Pamela A. Patton, ed. (Brill, 2015). Contributors are Beatriz Balanta,Charlene Villaseñor Black, Larissa Brewer-García, Ananda Cohen Suarez, Elisa Foster, Grace...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Oct 2015

Stratford’s alehouses: the Dirty Duck

The pub showing its official sign, The Black Swan In 1556 John Shakespeare’s first official appointment in Stratford was as ale-taster, requiring him to check the measures, prices and quality of beer provided by inn-keepers. As a market-town, Stratford...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Apr 2015

The pioneering Flowers of Stratford-upon-Avon

Edward Fordham Flower in 1864 Today there are few places where you will see the name of Flower in Stratford-upon-Avon apart from in a pub, but a hundred or even fifty years ago Flowers Brewery was one of the major employers in the town with a large building...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Aug 2014

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