Sunday, 25 November 2018

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Ireland in the 1840s
Recommended to me are two books by Asenath Nicholson,"Ireland's welcome to the stranger", covers 1844-45, just before the famine. "Annals of the famine in Ireland, in 1847, 1848, and 1849", covers the famine itself. Free from the Internet Archive they were written as diaries during the author's travels and are contemporary, the latter published in 1851.

All the parents who allowed their children to go showed tremendous courage
The 1938 Kindertransport (to the UK) saved 10,000 children but it’s hard to describe it as purely a success — food for thought for those interested in the British Home Child movement.

The surface of any old object might be bearing newly discernible biological information
Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past? from the New Yorker.

William Tyndale’s translation of the New Testament was the first to be printed in English. This is one of only three copies surviving from the 3,000 or so printed in 1526 by Peter Schoeffer in Worms, Germany. Explore this item at

Emergency alert test on 28 November
On Wednesday, 28 November, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations will conduct their second test of Canada’s emergency alerting system. It's scheduled for 1:55 pm except 2:55 pm in Quebec.

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