Research Posts

  • The Anti-Taking-Babies-Into-Public-Assemblies Society

    From The Catholic Telegraph, August 17, 1844 (originally from The New Mirror) The Anti-Taking-Babies-Into-Public-Assemblies Society A meeting of this highly respectable association was held last evening at their rooms. Mr. Job Smith, a worthy and athletic bachelor, was called to the chair, and the usual quantity of vices and secretaries appointed. The committee, appointed at a previous […]

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  • Presented without comment

    “Don’t you think everything men do is very much overrated?” ~Sophia Ripley to Ruth Charlotte Dana, May 1849, Dana Family Papers, MHS We find so many great things in archives and in old books that never make it into the final product, often because they’re tangential. I think they used to let you just publish weird […]

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