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Illuminating the Virtuous King George III

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 by Omohundro No Comments

Cassandra Good is an assistant professor of History at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She was awarded an Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme fellowship in 2017. Professor Good is currently working on a study of George Washington’s family in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, examining how the next generation shaped the family’s public image… Read More »

Ghosts! In the Archives! We Thought You Ought to Know

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018 by Omohundro No Comments

Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, fun, timely, or just nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! It’s almost Halloween! We may or may not have found some ghosts in the archives… but we shall leave the final determination about whether or not there are specters in the stacks… Read More »

Introducing the Georgian Goodies Series

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by Omohundro No Comments

This is the first in a series of blog posts called Georgian Goodies, where we highlight interesting, fun, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! Follow #GeorgianGoodies on Twitter at for new blogs and extras.  October was a momentous month for the first three Hanoverian kings. George I was crowned on… Read More »

Jane Austen and the Prince Regent: The Very First Purchase of an Austen Novel

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by Omohundro 2 Comments

During his time in the Royal Archives, Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme fellow Nicholas Foretek found exciting new evidence that the first documented purchase of any novel by Jane Austen was made by none other than the Prince Regent (later George IV).  Moreover, the purchase—of Sense and Sensibility—was made two days before the book was advertised… Read More »

Hamilton’s George III in London

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by Omohundro 1 Comment

by Karin Wulf Hamilton, a quintessentially American story, has arrived in London. While many American commenters and historians have focused on the “Ten Dollar Founding Father without a Father” and his compatriots, the racial politics of the founding period and the intentional casting of the musical, and the gendered politics of the Schuyler sisters and… Read More »

Creating the Georgian Archive

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by Karin Wulf No Comments

by Karin Wulf Out of the Royal Archives, high up in the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, the Georgian Papers Programme is bringing to digital life an extraordinary Georgian collection.  The Georgian Papers are a marvelously rich mix of different types of documents, including letters, account books, menus, and more.  As we hear at gatherings… Read More »