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Adam Smith

Much is said about Adam Smith in the world of economics.  A Scottish economist from the late 18th century, this gentleman contributed highly to the foundation of modern economics. 317 more words

Catherine Downing: The life of a lunatic

Catherine Downing 1843-1922

Housemaid of Southminster and London, and my fourth great aunt

Catherine was the older sister of my ancestor Henry Downing. Like many young women of her time, she went into service at a very young age. 855 more words


William Hopkins

I added a brief new page on William Hopkins. He was a plasterer who lived at 2042 Beach Avenue in 1912 and 1913.

No further information is available for him. 8 more words


James Malcolm (1868-1932)

I added a new page on James Malcolm. He was a broker who lived at 1869 Pendrell Street in 1917. (He was sometimes called “James Colin Malcolm” or “James Gordon Malcolm.”) 9 more words


Shooting Lincoln

I received a free Kindle copy of Shooting Lincoln by Nicholas Pistor courtesy of Net Galley and DeCapo Press  the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. 187 more words


John James Harford (1871-1947) and Frank Harford (1882-1965)

I added a new page on John James Harford and Frank Harford.

John James Harford was a proprietor of the Vancouver Canoe Company. He lived at… 40 more words


Charles W. Saunders (1867-after 1932)

I added a new page on Charles W. Saunders. He was a barber and manager of the Moler Barber College. He lived at 1012 Denman Street… 48 more words