Laudanum: A Dose of the Nineteenth Century
Laudanum: A Dose of the Nineteenth Century
September 23, 2011

Coroner’s report for the suicide of Richard D. Hamilton, 18 August, 1822. BV New York City Coroner’s Reports, MS 1957 A great primary source often elicits a visceral sense of what it meant to live in the moment of the document’s creation. It’s difficult not to have this reaction when reading through two manuscript volumes…

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