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Archive for May, 2009

A stolen hat

In searching the 19th Century English Newspapers for Maggie’s Gormans, we came across the following intriguing item in the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle for July 13 1861: William Taylor a respectably dressed young man, was charged with stealing a hat on the previous Sunday, at the Independent Chapel, High-street, the property of Mr. George […]

Newspapers as sources

In a previous item I referred to the Australian Newspapers on line project. There are a number of other resources that I have encountered in my research. The first I would like to mention is the transcription of Guyana colonial newspapers being transcribed by John Wilmer. These are a valuable source of information for an […]