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Americanisms and Briticisms (Snippets 4)

In 1892 James Brander Matthews was appointed a professor of literature at Columbia University.  The same year, with six books already under his belt, he wrote… 609 more words

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Kit Williams

Christopher Williams was the brother of my wife’s great grandmother which must make him a great great uncle. He was a Cornish man from the Redruth area and an extremely elusive man to find. 227 more words


Courtesans, Geisha, and Samurai: Felice Beato's Beautiful Color Photos Depicting Life In 19th Century Edo-Era Japan

Daily Mail — A courtesan washing her hair, fearsome samurai warriors and a mother tenderly watching her sleeping child are among the characters to feature in rare photographs of Edo-era Japan set to go on display in London for the first time this weekend. 88 more words


Timeless Standards, Part 4

Here is the fourth installment of The Standard Designer. I purchased this June 1896 periodical about four months ago with my soon-to-be Mother-in-Law, Senora M. I have previously posted images from this magazine in… 484 more words


Impeccable Science: Finny Tribes, Horse Fishing, and Dental Apparatus

Today’s post highlights science writing which is not only impeccable, but also delightfully florid, with selections from Dr. G. Hartwig’s The Harmonies of Nature, or, the Unity of Creation  382 more words

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