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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu – a ‘bad mother’

I am delighted to welcome fellow author,  the lovely Jo Willet, to tell us about her book ‘The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu: Scientist and Feminist‘ which has just been published by Pen and Sword Books. Jo has been an award-winning...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Mar 2021

The Influence of a Stamp Act Cartoon

The more I thought about the British cartoon “The Deplorable State of America or S——ch Government,” shown above, the more I wondered about its influence on American politics. Scholars believe that this print, from an unknown artist,...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Mar 2021

Copley’s One and Only Political Cartoon

As long as I’m writing about political cartoons and about John Singleton Copley, I should note the only cartoon that Copley ever published.It survives in a single copy at the Library Company of Philadelphia collected by the Swiss artist Pierre Eugène...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Mar 2021

A Wilkes Cufflink from Brunswick Town

Just a few hours after I posted about the archeological discovery of a tavern in Brunswick Town, North Carolina, a tweet from Warren Bingham alerted me to a new announcement from that team.One artifact when cleaned up turned out to be a cufflink ornamented...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Jul 2019

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 16, 1769). “For … other new Advertisements, see the additional PAPER of this Day.” The final column on the first page of the June...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2019

British Political Cartoons of Boston Under Attack

Above is a political cartoon from the Boston Public Library’s online collection. It’s titled “Virtual Representation,” and I haven’t seen it reproduced like other Revolutionary political art. One factor is that it’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Jul 2018

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (July 21, 1768).“PROPOSALS For Re-printing by SUBSCRIPTION.” In the summer of 1768 James Adams, a printer in Wilmington, Delaware,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2018

“George, be King”

John Nicholls (1744-1832) was a Member of Parliament from 1783 to 1787, and again from 1796 to 1802. Politically, Nicholls leaned to the left, opposing Edmund Burke and then the younger William Pitt and eventually his early ally Charles James...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Dec 2016

“And what I say, you may depend is Fact.”

On 21 Nov 1765, the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter ran this item from Nova Scotia in a roundup of reports on protests against the Stamp Act:At the late Exhibition of a Stamp man’s Effigies at Halifax, were the following Labels: On...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jun 2016

EXPLORING CPP 10A214: A New Candidate for the Layfield Hand, Part

By Hillary Nunn with Rebecca Laroche In my last posting, I reported on a possible new match for the Layfield hand that appears in CPP 10A214. It looked so promising that my collaborator Rebecca Laroche and I immediately began exploring how a new identity...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Jun 2016

First Folio discovery on the Isle of Bute

The Isle of Bute folio, bound in three volumes It’s only two weeks or so since it was announced that an unknown copy of the 1616 Shakespeare First Folio had been found at Shuckburgh House in Warwickshire (see my blog on 24 March), and now another...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Apr 2016

“Happy Years to the Sons of LIBERTY”

Since there’s no better time to quote carrier verses about the Stamp Act than now, the sestercentennial of the period when that law remained a hot topic in North American politics, here’s another example.This one comes from New York and is...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jan 2016

Portsmouth’s Anti-Stamp Protest

As I related yesterday, the Stamp Act administrator for New Hampshire, George Meserve, resigned his post immediately after he arrived in Boston on 10 Sept 1765 and realized how unpopular it would make him. But it took time for that news to reach Portsmouth.Therefore,...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Sep 2015

Exploring CPP 10a214: Anne Layfield Reading Bishop Andrewes

By Rebecca Laroche with Hillary Nunn In our June entry on the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Layfield manuscript, I introduced the pages written in Anne Layfield’s own hand, the devotional pages that begin the Layfield half of the book. …...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Aug 2015

Stamp Act Approved by King, Leading to a Change of Government

On 22 Mar 1765, the Stamp Act for North America received the royal sign-off necessary before becoming law. However, George III never approved the bill. He approved of it, it’s clear, but in March 1765 when the bill reached that stage he was ill and...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Mar 2015

Intellectual Virtues and Graduate Attributes

What intellectual habits do universities promote? We train students to become experts in various subjects, to earn the intellectual autonomy we earned in our time. Is it an over-reach to say that we train students in intellectual virtues? Virtue’s...
From: Michael Ullyot on 6 Jan 2015

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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.