Category Archives: USA

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 Ghostly Twin

Creepy History 39.  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. The party in London of whom … Continue reading

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Investigating a Haunting (4)

Creepy History 37. For the last few days we have been looking at quotes from A True Ghost Story, by Hazel Lewis Scaife, published in 1895, in which the author relates her experiences investigating a “haunted house” in Georgia, USA.  … Continue reading

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Investigating a Haunting (3)

Creepy History 36. In yesterday’s Creepy history article we looked at a quote from A True Ghost Story, by Hazel Lewis Scaife, published in 1895, in which the author relates her experiences investigating a “haunted house” in Georgia, USA. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Investigating a Haunting (2)

Creepy History 35. In yesterday’s Creepy history article we looked at a quote from A True Ghost Story, by Hazel Lewis Scaife, published in 1895, in which the author relates her experiences investigating a “haunted house” in Georgia, USA. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Investigating a Haunting (1)

Creepy History 34. It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! The following quote is taken from A True Ghost Story, by Hazel Lewis Scaife, published in 1895, in which the author relates her experiences … Continue reading

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Fashion Advice, 1858

Snippets 136.  The American Gentleman’s Guide to Politeness and Fashion, by Henry Lunettes, was published in 1858. Ironically, “Henry Lunettes” was actually a pen name for Margaret Cockburn Conkling, daughter of politician and federal judge Alfred Conkling. One can understand … Continue reading

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