Summer in Review

The summer is finally over, and school is starting in less than a week. Time seems to have flown by all too quickly! Looking back over the last three months of on-and-off research, I’ve decided that I really enjoyed it and it has been a unique experience.

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Serendipity in New York: stumbling Upon Old Coins commemorating the Huguenots

Today’s blog post is going to be on what I stumbled upon in New York last week on my research trip. The Huguenot Society of America has in its possession eight coins that are tangentially interesting to this project. They are duplicates of a set of coins held by the British museum in London, and were donated by Judge A. T. Clearwater to the society in 1899 after his visit there.

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“A Huguenot;” Finding and Analyzing a Unique Piece of Memory

I’ve decided to write today on what has kept me from writing another blog post. Since July 18th, I’ve been working almost constantly on what I think is the key find for the summer. But rather than give anything away now, let me write how I found it first.

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A is for Arsenic (and other Oddities)

With the Fourth of July and a conveniently placed “floating holiday”, this work week at Winterthur was only three days, and not too much happened. The new Curatorial Fellow arrived (fun fact – she’s a William and Mary graduate!), and I spent most of my time updating notes on objects from the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

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Historiography of the Huguenots and Moving Forward

Hi all. My apologies for a delayed first blog post; these last several weeks have been filled with secondary literature reviews, archive visits, and lots of driving! In total, I have driven just over 1000 miles in 10 days to visit archives.

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