Sometimes primary sources overturn history's misconceptions while at others they simply illustrate common knowledge. The latter is a task by a cache of records from the Richard Worsam Meade 2nd Papers in conveying the colorful life of a sailor.
The documents in question all cover the Civil War service of the USS San Jacinto, a screw frigate that enforced the Union blockade of the Confederacy. Among the material in Meade's Papers is a "Prisoner's Report", showing disciplinary...Read More
Most Americans view curling -- reinstated as an Olympic medal event just 16 years ago , in 1998 -- as a novel and peculiar sport. Given its exotic status, not to mention the U.S. team's dismal performance at Sochi, it may come as a surprise to learn that this ancient Scottish game also has a long history here in the United States.
It's generally agreed that the first curling club in America was established in the...Read More
This post was written by Bob Greiner who is working on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society to index the Reverend Frederick W. Geissenhainer records at the New-York Historical Society .
The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society maintains the pastoral records of the Reverend Frederick W. Geissenhainer in its manuscript collection (located under BV New York City Churches). This unique set of five volumes documents the lives of many German immigrants who...Read More
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