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Silent Cal on the Pilgrims

Calvin Coolidge, at the time Governor of Massachusetts, addressed the exercises on the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Landing of […]

What to Copy

I was trying to help Mary (not her real name) with her genealogy.  She had brought a folder full of

The Case for Being Careful

William Shanks (1812-1882) was an Englishman and amateur mathematician.  He spent 17 years of his life calculating the digits of

Washington Lafayette

The following page is from volume 2 of the town records of Newmarket, N.H., page 427.  (You can view the

The Fate of John Burgoyne

A pension file is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to find inside.  The Revolutionary

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