Monthly Archives: December 2018

Family History part iii – conclusions and reflections

I think I’ve come to the end of the road as regards the Mathieson side of my family. Annie, I presume, lived on, but I’ve been unable to find her death record, or a record of a marriage. The most … Continue reading

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Family History part ii

Following from my success of tracking down my great grandfather and great grandmother, I thought I’d do a little more digging to round out my findings. This involved finding my grandfather’s birth record, and also the birth record for Miss … Continue reading

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Family History …

I grew up in a large messy family of aunts uncles and cousins, and while I only had one sibling, I had a whole scad of cousins and we always seemed to be visiting one another. What I didn’t have … Continue reading

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So I thought I’d do a MOOC …

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the Victorian era on the back of my work documenting Dow’s pharmacy. During that period the world changed immeasurably, with the electric telegraph enabling long distance near instantaneous communication, the railway and … Continue reading

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Pot lids

In the latter half of the nineteenth century items like toothpaste and cosmetics started to be packaged in small ceramic pots. These pots are sought after by collectors of nineteenth century ephemera and good examples go for a couple of … Continue reading

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