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February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Nothing has been contrary to the true Spirit and Intention of the Articles of Association.” Legh Master’s advertisement for “A CARGO of European and East...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Feb 2020

Study day: ‘NETWORKS’ Ormond Courtiers and Kilkenny Merchants in the 16th Century – October 2019

[From eventbrite website] This October, Kilkenny Castle will host a Study Day that seeks to highlight information concerning the extensive network of connections that the earls of Ormond had with their counterparts at the English Court and further afield...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 2 Oct 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles Unger on Robert Morris and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished journalist and historian Harlow Giles Unger about Robert Morris and his critical role in financially supporting the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles...

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769). “In August last an Agreement was made not to import any Goods from Great-Britain.” This notice appeared in the May...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2019

The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”

According to the Virginia Gazette between 400 and 500 merchants gathered in Williamsburg in early November 1774 and “voluntarily and generally signed” the Continental... The post The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”...

Appraising Affect in the Transatlantic Correspondence of Richard Popham and John Large

Michael Borsk When the Irish merchant Richard Popham found that his fortunes in New York had turned sour during the fall of 1826, he penned a letter to his acquaintance living in Upper Canada, John Large. “My mind is in a dreadful state of agitation,”...
From: Borealia on 19 Nov 2018

Bristol Trade in the 18th Century.

For list of trade goods see PDF here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2018

Arutin George

Arutin George was an Armenian merchant who came to England during the reign of Queen Anne Printmaker: Faber, John, 1695?-1756, printmaker. Title: Arutin George [graphic] / G. Kneller pinxt. 1712 ; I. Faber fecit 1738. Catalog Record &...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Nov 2016

Guest Post: Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era

Jennifer Goloboy is a literary agent at Red Sofa Literary in St. Paul, MN. She has a PhD in the history of American civilization from Harvard University, and has published articles on merchants and the early American middle class. Her book, Charleston...
From: The Junto on 12 Oct 2016

Were Wigs on their Way Out?

During the Revolutionary War? Here in Salem? I’m curious about wigs: for two centuries, one in which I have some expertise (the 17th), and one in which I do not (the 18th), wigs were big. Yet I don’t know much about them, especially of the...
From: streets of salem on 15 Jul 2015

The Currency Act: A Problem and a Solution

During the first half of the eighteenth century, there was a limited amount of specie or “hard money” in the American Colonies. There were three reasons for this: there were no established gold or silver mines; there was restrictive trade with the...

Noos of Your Fish

This is another post about one of the more entertaining findings I’ve come across in the course of my research. The previous two concerned Captain Zachary and Richard Chiles. Chiles had a rather unfortunate encounter with ‘an ape munkye or...
From: historywomble on 12 Sep 2014

Dripping in Gold

Ever heard the tune ‘Crave You’ by Flight Facilities? “I walked into the room dripping in gold Yeah dripping in gold I walked into the room dripping in gold Dripping in gold A wave of heads did turn, or so I’ve been told Or so...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 3 Mar 2014

Livorno Non-Catholic Marriages’ index (1818-1865) completed!

The Livorno’s Non-Catholic Civil Marriages’ Index (1818-1865) has been completed in the past few days; after the initial release of several sections, it is now fully published online. The index is comprised of 3288 single entries, representing...
From: Leghorn Merchant Networks on 3 Aug 2013

Inventaire après le déced de Sieur Jacques-Mathurin Du Verger … à Chartres …

An detailed inventory by a professional scribe of the estate of cloth merchant Jacques-Mathurin Du Verger in the city of Chartres. Title: Inventaire après le déced de Sieur Jacques-Mathurin Du Verger, ancien marchand à Chartres, 1786 July 17. Catalog...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

The Royal Briton ship’s book, 1762-1785

Manuscript account book of the collier brig The Royal Briton, for the years 1762 to 1785, in brown ink with columns ruled in red. Built in the Whitby ship yard of George Langborn the ship was active in the coal and timber trades in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

George Morland (1763-1804), Selling Cherries (1801) What a...

George Morland (1763-1804), Selling Cherries (1801) What a pleasant family scene: mom and dad and the kiddies out in the front yard, buying fruit from a passing vendor. Even the dog wants to try a freshly picked red cherry. The aquatint engraving from...

Cheapside, The Gardiners, and Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennet's aunt and uncle Gardiner lived on Gracechurch Street in Cheapside, an area of London known for its shops and merchants, and one not usually inhabited by the upper crust.
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 Dec 2012

New Section: Livorno/Leghorn in Quotes

As already done for the Old English Cemetery, I created a new page with a collection of quotes from travellers’ accounts regarding the city of Livorno (or Leghorn). The new section will be evolving with time, as new quotes are found from the travel...
From: Leghorn Merchant Networks on 1 Nov 2012

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