A brief mourning period…

January 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This item appears on the front page of “The London Chronicle” from England, February 23, 1765:

A carefully worded conclusion…

August 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This item was published in the June 6, 1771 issue of the “London Chronicle“, but was taken from the Boston Evening-Post. It’s a comical piece which could have come from a modern-day situation comedy. As always, its the style of writing which adds to the article’s appeal.

How to celebrate Christmas in 1780…

December 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The following article, taken from the Dec. 23-26, 1780  issue of “The London Chronicle” newspaper from England, has considerable detail on the “proper way” for servants to celebrate Christmas, although a bit tongue-in-cheek. Fun reading nonetheless. Enjoy.


A sale that worked out just fine…

November 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In a day & age when sales of items between people can be fraught with troubles, here is an interesting “sale” that seemed to work out just fine.  It appeared in “The London Chronicle” issue of June 4, 1767: