Monthly Archives: February 2012

Article in Connecticut Explored

And here’s something new: my spouse and I have an article in the current issue of Connecticut Explored!  “Exploring Early Connecticut Mapmaking” is – okay, a bit obviously – about historic maps of Connecticut, an area we know quite a … Continue reading

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Handwriting of John Mix, 1813

I’m back in the War of 1812 correspondence files of Connecticut Governor John Cotton Smith, and Quartermaster General John Mix had the most adorable handwriting.  No, really, look: Beautifully legible, if definitely unusual in shape, and it looks almost like … Continue reading

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Soft Molasses Cookies (1932)

Nothing interesting enough to post about has happened lately in my history work, I’m afraid.  But I did feel like baking something this afternoon, and picked a molasses cookie recipe out of this 1932 Royal Baking Powder company booklet. They … Continue reading

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