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The accomplished letter-writer; or, Universal correspondent

Title: The accomplished letter-writer; or, Universal correspondent. : Containing familiar letters on the most common occasions in life. Also a variety of more elegant letters for examples and improvement of style, from the best modern authors, together...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Apr 2021

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

A satire on Walpole and the Whigs. Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743. Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical. Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2019

Psalms, hymns and anthems

For voice and piano; interlinear words. Hymns set to music by Smith, Scott, Worgan or other unnamed composers. Music engraved by Caulfield. Entirely engraved; title page has coat of arms of the Foundling Hospital of London, England. Title: Psalms,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Apr 2019

A catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture

“To be viewed three days (Sunday excepted) preceding the sale, when catalogues will be delivered …, which may be had on the premises, and of Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, Aldersgate Street.” Author: Skinner and Dyke. Title: A...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Apr 2019

The complete house-keeper, and professed cook

Author: Smith, Mary, of Newcastle. Title: The complete house-keeper, and professed cook : calculated for the greater ease and assistance of ladies, house-keepers, cooks, &c. &c. : containing upwards of seven hundred practical and approved...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Feb 2019

To the independent freeholders of the county of Hants

An advertisement for Sir William Heathcote and William Chute in the Hampshire election of 1790. Author: Lover of consistency and peace. Title: To the independent freeholders of the county of Hants. : How are the mighty fallen!!! … Published: [Southampton?...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Oct 2018

A dialogue upon colouring

Author: Piles, Roger de, 1635-1709. Title: A dialogue upon colouring : Translated from the original French of Monsieur du Pile [sic], printed at Paris : Necessary for all limners and painters / by Mr. Ozell. Published: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 May 2018

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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.

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.