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Content Roundup – First week – December 2017

Front cover, Flower and Jewel; or, Daisy Forrest’s daughter / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

This week’s newest digital content is presented below. Highlights this week include rare nautical publications, more issues of the National Defender newspaper, a number of new Dime Novels including a rare title by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller “Flower and Jewel”, a rare novel featuring reincarnation themes by Reginald Farrer, and more correspondence related to the erection of the Thomas FitzSimons monument by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Stay warm and cuddle up with some of these interesting titles and a cup of eggnog!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Flower and Jewel; or, Daisy Forrest’s daughter / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:491212]

The Bradys in the jaws of death; or, Trapping the wire-tappers / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:497265]

The Bradys and the bandit king; or, Chasing the mountain thieves / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494680]

The Bradys and the hotel crooks; or, The mystery of room 44 / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495838]

Periodicals

[209] p., Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 14, September 2, 1865

Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494810]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:496432]

[3] p., Hearth and Home, v. XXX, no. 9, Old Series no. 427, December 1914

Hearth & Home (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:498773]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:498799]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:500115]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:501860]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:501894]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Other acts (2 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490588]

Travel and Tourism (1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490758]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender (45 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Rambles, Travels, and Maps

[16-17], Pacific mail : sunshine belt to the Orient, v. 3, no. 6, June 1921

Pacific mail : sunshine belt to the Orient, v. 3, no. 6, June 1921
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:502344]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Thomas FitzSimons monument (9 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485049]

World

Title page

The Sundered Streams : the history of a memory that had no full stops / by Reginald Farrer
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:502377]

Thomas John Jones, Merchant Navy Officer

p. 59, “Drowning”, The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide / Compiled by Harry Leach, M.R.C.P.

The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide / Compiled by Harry Leach, M.R.C.P.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:501001]

The Nautical Magazine: a technical and critical journal for the officers of the mercantile marine., v. XCI, no. 5, May 1914
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:499681]


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Content Roundup – Third and Fourth Weeks – November 2017

[14] p., – St. Augustine – “Virorum illustrium ex ordine eremitarum D. Augustini elogia, cum singulorum expressis ad vivum iconibus” / auctore F. Cornelio Curtio

This pre- and post-Thanksgiving two-week content roundup showcases a number of newly digitized materials added to the online offerings! Notable materials abound, including a rare book of illustrations of historic Augustinians from 1636, new local history research papers, historic newspaper issues, story paper issues and dime novels.

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Virorum illustrium ex ordine eremitarum D. Augustini elogia
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:500237]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Front cover, The Bradys and the signal boy; or, The great train robbery / by a New York detective

Secret Service (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495108]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494642]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495146]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495184]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495264]

Periodicals

[145] p., Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 10, August 5, 1865

Chimney Corner (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494429]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494756]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494792]

[1] p., Saturday Night, v. XXX, no. 4, Saturday, September 17, 1892

Saturday Night (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:500085]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Photograph, “Doc Turners Wild Man and ‘Barber’ the Monk on top of circus wagon,” Richmond, Va., 1917.

Other acts (8 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490588]

Photograph, Motion Picture Company Uses Circus Stage, Phoenix Park, Jacksonville, FL, 1917.

Travel and Tourism (8 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490758]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. XIII, no. 18, Tuesday, December 15, 1868

National Defender (7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Pennsylvaniana

Celeste A. Morello Collection

Applying the Sicilian Mafia’s Rules and the FBI’s Findings to Dismiss “The Men of Montedoro” As Myth
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:499896]

Front cover

Nomination of the home of Philadelphia Mafia Boss, Angelo Bruno at the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:499149]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Typescript Letter, To: “Librarian of Congress” From Henry S. McCaffrey, December 31, 1940

Thomas FitzSimons monument (17 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:485049]

Villanova Digital Collection

November 17, 2017 “Happy Thanksgiving, Nova Nation! Safe travels & tell the folks we said hi!”

Daily Doodles (2017: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:469294]

World

Thomas John Jones, Merchant Navy Officer

[ix] p. Observations on the Rule of the Road at Sea / by Thomas Gray

Observations on the Rule of the Road at Sea / by Thomas Gray
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:499533]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – November 2017

Front cover, The Bradys with a circus; or, On the road with the wild-beast tamers / by a New York detective

This week’s worth of newly digitized content includes a visit to the circus, with photographs from the Miller’s Mechanical Shows and Dime Novel fiction capturing life under the big top! Other new content this week include rare story paper supplements from the Chicago Ledger, more issues of the National Defender newspaper and the scrapbook of Norman A. Payne, a WWI United States Engineer fighting in Europe one hundred years ago!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Bradys with a circus; or, On the road with the wild-beast tamers / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494567]

The Bradys in Wyoming; or, Tracking the mountain men : a marvelous detective story / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495032]

Under the Polar Star; or, The young explorers / by Dwight Weldon
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495525]

Old Broadbrim in a deep-sea struggle; or, A helping hand from Nick Carter / by the author of “Old Broadbrim.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493240]

Periodicals

The Little Ledger, v. XXIII, no. 6, Wednesday, February 6, 1895

Chicago Ledger (3 supplements)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:498763]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:497918]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:498753]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 7, July 15, 1865

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494447]

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:498833]

Great War

[21] p.,Scrapbook, Norman A. Payne, WWI US Engineer, 1917-1918

Scrapbook, Norman A. Payne, WWI US Engineer, 1917-1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:498686]

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Front, Photograph, Ostriches at an Ostrich Farm, South Jacksonville, FL, [1917?]

Travel and Tourism (10 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490758]

Photograph, Midway of the Con T. Kennedy shows, Tampa, FL, 1917

Other acts (16 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490588]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender (7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Podcast, History of Athletics at Villanova – The Early Years
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:499141]

Falvey Memorial Library

Daily Doodles 2017 (1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:469294]


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Available for proofreading: Jaquelina

Front cover, An old man’s darling, and Jacquelina / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

Earlier in the year, we released an electronic edition of story paper author Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller‘s An Old Man’s Darling through Project Gutenberg. That novel was published in an omnibus volume with a second story, Jaquelina (misspelled “Jacquelina” on the cover), which will be our next Mrs. Miller release. If you would like to help prepare a clean electronic text of this 19th-century melodrama, you can participate through the Distributed Proofreaders project. To learn more about the proofreading process, see this earlier blog post; to dive into the work, visit the project page.


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Content Roundup – First Week – November 2017

[51] p., Accuratæ // effigies pontificum // maximorum

NEW NEW NEW! Newly digitized this week from 1573 a significant book of Papal portraits accompanied by coats-of-arms; more “Miller’s Mechanical Shows” photographs depicting circus live from 1917; and more issues of Story Papers and a host of new Dime Novels – and issues important local newspaper the National Defender. Dive into the continuing story-line of adventure as another volume in the rare “Dreadnought boys” series continues, this time with the lads time aboard a submarine!

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Accuratæ // effigies pontificum // maximorum
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:497683]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Dreadnought boys on a submarine / by Captain Wilbur Lawton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:497351]

Alethe; or, The child of the cord : a tale of jungle and bungalow life / by Dr. J. H. Robinson
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:496034]

[27] p., “Sent adrift”

Sent adrift; or, Around the world on eighty cents / by Henry A. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494828]

Old Broadbrim under crime’s thumb; or, In the confines of the dread circle
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493875]

The Bradys and the banker; or, The mystery of a treasure vault : a detective story of finance
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494491]

The Bradys and Bad Man Smith; or, The gang of Black Bar : a detective story of the mines
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494193]

Periodicals

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 5, July 1, 1865

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494157]

Grit (Story Section), v. 39, no. 49, November 6, 1921

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487171]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487189]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487207]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Travel and Tourism (1 image added)

Photograph, Main Street, Richmond, Va., 1917.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:496268]

Photograph, Close up of the Circus Train at Rail Siding in Portsmouth, Va., 1917

Other acts (19 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490588]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Selection, p. [4], “Joseph P. Harper’s Ice-Cream Saloon”, National Defender, v. XV, no. 10, Tuesday, November 22, 1870

National Defender (13 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Image Collection

Title page, rubricated with illustration of crucifixion and kneeling Martin Luther. Published in Wittenberg by Thomas Klug. Donated by Jean Heck, 2016.

Title page, “Der Siebed Teil der Buecher des Ehrnwirdigen Herrn Doctoris Mart. Lutheri …”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:496696]


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Content Roundup – Third and Fourth Weeks -October 2017

Front cover, Old Broadbrim revealing a double life; or, The clew of the blood-stained paper

This double-week update brings to your attention the latest digitized content, including over 50 issues of the rare newspaper “The National Defender”, 2 photograph albums from the Millers Mechanical Shows papers, and new Story Paper and Dime Novel issues!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The rock rider; or, The spirit of the Sierra : a tale of three parks / by Captain Frederick Whittaker
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494465]

[2] p., “Sidney held the oars. Tom raised the rifle,” Out West; or, Pioneer boys of Sun Prairie / by Henry A. Wheeler

Out West; or, Pioneer boys of Sun Prairie / by Henry A. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493056]

Old Broadbrim revealing a double life; or, The clew of the blood-stained paper / by the author of “Old Broadbrim”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493913]

The Bradys defied; or, The hardest gang in New York / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494231]

Periodicals

Grit (Story Section), v. 38, no. 13, February 29, 1920

Grit (2 issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492446]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492571]

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 40, Saturday, October 3, 1903

Chicago Ledger (2 issues):
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:496160]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492552]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 20, October 14, 1865

Chimney Corner (2 issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494139]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495950]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Travel and Tourism

[1, verso], “Lachman-Carson Show”

Photograph album, Lachman-Carson Show
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494916]

Photograph album, Miller’s Mechanical Battlefield
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495302]

Other Acts

Photograph, “Hart & Conly,” West Palm Beach Landing
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495673]

Photograph, “Happy & Barney”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:495669]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. XV, no. 29, Tuesday, February 28, 1871

National Defender (54 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]


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Content Roundup – First and Second Week – October 2017

This double-the-content issue of Content Roundup features a list of the newly digitized content! This time around: new Dime Novel and Story Paper issues, issues of the historic National Defender newspaper from 1870-71, materials on Fr. Peter’s inauguration, and a Great War photo album!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Old Broadbrim on a kidnapping case; or, The search for a young heiress / by the author of “Old Broadbrim.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493951]

The Bradys at the helm; or, The mystery of the river steamer / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494028]

The Bradys and the missing girl; or, A clew found in the dark / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493990]

The Bradys in the Everglades; or, The strange case of a summer tourist / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494066]

The Bradys’ opium joint case; or, Exposing the Chinese crooks / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493799]

The Bradys’ girl decoy; or, Rounding up the East Side crooks / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493837]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 36, Saturday, September 5, 1903

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492516]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492534]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 3, June 17, 1865

Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494175]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494121]

Grit (Story Section), v. 38, no. 2, December 14, 1919

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492368]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492394]

Great War

Mail Call Podcast

Episode 8: July to December 1917 (Russian Revolution Part 2)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:353234]

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers: Travel and Tourism

[22, verso], “Road Block Snow”

Photograph album, Clifford M. Miller’s Travels on Pike Peaks Highway, 1926
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493507]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. XV, no. 8, Tuesday, October 11, 1870

National Defender (1870-1871: 14 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Inauguration Speech, By: the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, President, Villanova University, September 8, 2006
https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494383

Ticket, To: Inauguration Liturgy, St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova University, September 8, 2006
https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494388


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Content Roundup – Last Week – September 2017

p. 20, recto: “Tusko”, Photograph album, Notable Circuses & Carnivals, 1918-1926

This week we feature two newly digitized circus photograph albums from the Great War collection of the Millers Mechanical Shows. Other new content includes more Dime Novel and Story paper issues, vintage holiday photographs of the Villanova campus, and a short biography of St. Nicholas of Tolentine with a notable frontispiece engraving.

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Title page, verso

Vita gloriosissima et miracoli eccelsi del beato confessore Santo Nicola di Tolentino : raccolta da gli antichi originali / per Ambrogio Frigerio di Bassano
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492829]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Old Broadbrim in a race for life; or, A thirteen-day fight / by a celebrated author
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493202]

The Bradys after the tattooed man; or, Running down a crimson clew and other stories / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:491979]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 28, Saturday, July 11, 1903

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489827]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492498]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 3, March 20, 1880

Golden Days (index + 3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493279]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493291]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493309]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493327]

Grit (Story Section), v. 37, no. 50, November 9, 1919

Grit (13 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489886]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490204]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493020]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:491411]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:491437]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492017]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:491463]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492043]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492472]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492069]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492316]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492420]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492342]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XV, no. 3, March 1900

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489533]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489747]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Photographs (4 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490587]

Travel and Tourism

Photograph album, Notable Circuses & Carnivals, 1918-1926
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493447]

[7], recto, Photograph album, Rubin & Cherry Shows

Photograph album, Rubin & Cherry Shows
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:493345]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and illustrations

3, recto

Photographs, Villanova University ‘s Christmas Tree Lighting, 1999
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494102]

“Spreading Joy,” Belle Air, 1950, p. 50-51
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494112]

“Coming Together,” Belle Air, 2010-2011, p. 162-163
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494115]

“Holiday Cheer,” Belle Air, 2000, p. 32-33
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:494118]


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WWI Irish POW in Germany: Attempted Escape

The Arthur Evanson Glanville, papers, 1916-1918, a recent addition to the Villanova Digital Library, comprise of wartime letters, written to family members before and during Glanville’s captivity, photo postcards of him as a R. D. F. Officer along sketches like Glanville’s drawing his trench dug out rendered shortly before his capture.

A portion of transcribed text below is from the digitized copy  of Arthur Evanson Glanville’s recollections, a WWI Irish POW, an officer in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, captured by the Germans in France, May, 1918, and held as a prisoner of war for 7 months.

Glanville described the attempt of a POW’s escape from the camp in Rastatt.

POW escapeGlanville's Diary: 1918

******

[p. 50]

day as at night the <insertion: noise> would have attracted too much attention. There was great excitement the night of the escape. There were many willing helpers in the scheme. Their duties were many [158]<insertion: allotted.> Some watched the sentries & reported when they were at the far end of their beats. Others kept a sharp look out for the approach of anyone in the building, while yet others prepared the ropes (from bed-clothes) which were to lower the elopers from the windows to the ground – a distance of 18 feet. The escape took place simultaneously from <insertion: the> two windows. Within one minute from the executive word “go!” from those watching the sentries, both officers were on the road and out of sight – all under the eyes of the sentries in the full glare of the electric-arc lamps of the camp! Further arrangements in the camp were the means by which the escape of these officers was not noticed for 10 days. Every night dummies were placed in the beds.

[p. 51]

But [159] This was simple enough, but was nothing compared to the lucky scheme by th [160] which the missing officers were not remarked [161] on the two daily parades. The day previous to the escape the Roll <insertion: of prisoners> in the German office had been take and “lost” by an accomplice. The result was that a new one was made from the officers on parade next day & the escape was not noticed.  It was <insertion so> a simple a scheme which [162] <insertion: that> we thought <insertion: it> would not have worked. After 10 days the Germans evidently checked the roll with some other record and found their mistake. There was great consternation. It added to their dismay to know it was their own fault. Doubtless they managed to hide their mistake from their superiors, but that did not prevent them from having their revenge on us. All sorts of restrictions were put upon us and life became more unbearable than ever. This was the worst thing they could have done, for it only made others keen to escape. In fact inspite [163] of all the extra precautions,

____________

[158] Author’s strike out.
[159] Author’s strike out.
[160] Author’s strike out.
[161] Best guess.
[162] Author’s strike out.
[163] in spite

 

 


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Toasts from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

On March 17, 1814 in Philadelphia, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick met to celebrate the anniversary of St. Patrick. The United States was in the middle of war a with England that would last for nearly another year. The following is a transcription, with notes, from Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1813-1852, p. 20-23.

A portion of the transcribed text from the digitized copy comes from The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland collection found in Falvey’s Digital Library.

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1813-1832.

[p.] 20

This being the anniversary of St. Patrick, [2] the Society, [3] agreeably to former arrangement dined together at the Mansion House Hotel in Market Street, and were honored with the company of the officers of the St. Andrew’s, [4] St. George’s, [5] the Welsh and the German [6] Societies, and of the Right Reverend

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Bishop White, [7] the Reverend Doctors Blackwell [8] and Abercrombie [9] and other respectable citizens. After Dinner the following toasts were given from the Chair.

1.    The Immortal Memory of St. Patrick.
2.    The Land of our Fathers.
3.    The United States: __ the country of our Adoption.
4.    The Memory of George Washington.
May it ever be, as it always has been, held in grateful remembrance by the Hibernian Society. [10]
5.    The Memory of General Montgomery, [11] and the nation of Hibernia, [12] who spilt their blood for the achievement of the Independence of America.
6.    The President [13] and constituted authorities of the Union.
7.    The Governor [14] and Commonwealth of Pennsylva
8.    The Militia, Army and Navy of the United States.
May their joint and separate exertions in defense of this country meet their best reward — the approbation of that country.

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9th    The Union of the States
May each return of our anniversary find that Union drawn more close and more strongly cemented by mutual for bearance, material good will and mutual interests.
10th    The Commerce, the Agriculture and the Manufacturer of the United States.
As they naturally depend upon each other, may no unreasonable jealousies deprive them of mutual assistance.
11.    The Ocean
May it be the great high was for all Nations – Usurped by none.
12.    The American Non descripts: Best described by Commodores Bainbridge, [15] and Decatur: [16] the Captains Hull [17] and Jones, [18] their brave officers and crews.
13.    A speedy Peace, [19] upon such terms as the United States ought to grant, and the Enemy ought to accept.
14.   Social Intercourse.
May the spirit of a party never rise so high as to destroy private friendships, prevent the reunion of good men, or endanger the Liberties and Happiness of our common Country.

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15.    The benevolence Societies of St. Andrews, St. George, the Welsh and the German.
16.    The Education of Youth: __ the only certain mode of securing to the commonwealth “Virtue, Liberty and Independence”.
17.    The fair daughter of Columbia. [20]

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[2] “… Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland” Saint Patrick. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick>
[3] “History.” Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick For the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.friendlysons.com/history/>
[4] “About Us.” The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://98.129.112.200/about-us/>
[5] “… being citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having associated for the purpose of establishing in Philadelphia, a society for the advice and assistance of Englishmen” St. George Society of Philadelphia. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George_Society_of_Philadelphia>
[6] “Our History.” The German Society of Pennsylvania. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.germansociety.org/our-history/>
[7] White, William, 1748-1836. ; William White (bishop of Pennsylvania). Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_White_(bishop_of_Pennsylvania)>
[8]  Blackwell, Robert, 1748-1831. ; “Blackwell Rev. Robert, D. D. 50 Pine” Paxton, John A. The Philadelphia Directory and Register for 1813… Philadelphia : B. & T. Kite, 1813. Internet Archive. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://archive.org/stream/philadelphiadire1813phil#page/55/mode/2up/search/blackwell>
[9]  Abercrombie, James, 1758-1841. ; “Abercrombie James, D. D. assistant minister of Christ & St. Peter’s churches Sec. 162 S. Fourth” Paxton, John A. The Philadelphia Directory and Register for 1813… Philadelphia : B. & T. Kite, 1813. Internet Archive. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://archive.org/stream/philadelphiadire1813phil#page/25/mode/2up/search/Abercrombie>
[10] “is an Irish Catholic fraternal organisation. Members must be Catholic and either born in Ireland or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States” Ancient Order of Hibernians. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_Hibernians>
[11] Montgomery, Richard, 1738-1775. ; “a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada” Richard Montgomery. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Montgomery>
[12] “is the Classical Latin name for the island of Ireland. ” Hibernia. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia>
[13] Madison, James, 1751-1836. ; “Presidents: James Madison.” The White House. Whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/jamesmadison>
[14] Snyder, Simon, 1759-1819. ; “the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving three terms from 1808 to 1817.” Simon Snyder. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Snyder.
[15] Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833. ; William Bainbridge. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bainbridge>
[16] Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820. ; Stephen Decatur. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur>
[17] Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. ; Isaac Hull. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Hull>
[18] Jones, Jacob, 1768-1850. ; Jacob Jones. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Jones>
[19] “The War of 1812 lasted from June 1812-February 1815, a span of two years and eight months.” “War of 1812 — FAQs” Civil War Trust. ©2017 Civil War Trust. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://www.civilwar.org/learn/articles/war-of-1812-faqs>
[20] “… is a historical name used by both Europeans and Americans to describe the Americas, the New World, and often, more specifically, the United States of America. ” Columbia (name). Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_(name)>

 


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