A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Tag Archives: John Brown

Rogue Island

Smuggling in Colonial Rhode Island and the Gaspee Affair On June 9, 1772 the British customs schooner Gaspee ran aground in Narragansett Bay while pursuing a Rhode Island sloop suspected … Continue reading

1 February 2019 · 2 Comments

From Prussia with Love

Karl Eschoff, an orphan boy taken in by Frederick the Great, leaves Prussia, becomes a merchant and woos a wealthy businessman’s beloved daughter. Karl’s mother died when he was three … Continue reading

20 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: Chocolate Mysteries

What says Valentine‚Äôs Day like borrowing a thousand pounds of chocolate? This is one of the few documents found in the RIHS collections that gives evidence the large chocolate industry … Continue reading

14 February 2013 · 1 Comment

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