Category Archives: 19th Century

Thanksgiving, 1833

Snippets 140.  I am not particularly qualified to write about Thanksgiving, as it is really not a thing in Britain at all, but I did find the following quote in The Western Monthly Magazine, 1833, written by a Mrs Hentz.  … Continue reading

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The Rumour-monger

Snippets 139.  In 1854 the American Rev. George Foxcroft Haskins went on a tour of Europe and one of the highlights of his trip was an extended stay in Rome.  Although he had a wonderful time there, he was disappointed … Continue reading

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Lighting St. Peters in 1854

Snippets 137.  In 1854 the American Rev. George Foxcroft Haskins went on a tour of Europe and one of the highlights of his trip was an extended stay in Rome.  One of the many things that fascinated him about St … Continue reading

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The Ghost that Followed

Creepy History 46.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! In the last Creepy History, we looked at a quote from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840, which … Continue reading

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Knocking in the Ceiling

Creepy History 45.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! The following quote is taken from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840. An Account of an Apparition, in … Continue reading

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The Death of a Duke

Creepy History 44.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! The following quote is taken from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840. An Account of the First Duke … Continue reading

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Premonition of Murder

Creepy History 43.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! The following quote is taken from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840. Monday, April 2, 1781, I was … Continue reading

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