What about television and junk food?

Here are some lines from William Buchan’s Domestic medicine; or, The family physician: being an attempt to render the medical art more generally useful, by shewing people what is in their own power both with respect to prevention and cure of diseases chiefly calculated to reecommend a proper attention to regimen and simple medicines. (Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap for R. Aitken, 1772), page 17:

“Of all the causes which conspire to render the lives of children short and miserable, none has greater influence that the want of proper exercise: Healthy parents, wholesome food, and proper cloathing, will avail little where this is neglected.  Enough exercise will make up for several other defects; but nothing can supply the want of it.  It is absolutely necessary to the health, the growth, and the strength of children.”

And so on. For several pages.  Amazing, isn’t it, that in 230+ years this core message still hasn’t been put into better practice?

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Published in: on 29 June 2007 at 10:15 am  Leave a Comment  

Didn’t Start Moving

Despite the hopeful last post about the imminent start of our move, we didn’t begin. Word came down later in the day that the genesis of our exodus would be on Monday the 18th.

But just now I’ve received word that there is some testing that will be happening on the 18th and we won’t start then.

Sigh.

Published in: on 14 June 2007 at 12:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Maybe Moving on the Morrow

There is a possibility that we will actually start moving books into our newly-renovated spaces tomorrow (13 June). At least that’s the date we’ve been sticking with since last Friday. I could try to list all of the move dates that have been announced, but there’s probably a limit to the file size I can upload to WordPress.

Published in: on 12 June 2007 at 8:22 am  Leave a Comment  

Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Harrisburg

Here is the preliminary list of imprints from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It has been drawn from our online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865” collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania. We continue to mix printers and publishers here, simply because that’s how these items have been cataloged over the years.  Remember: this is a preliminary list and, so, despite the large number of firms represented here, there surely must be more.  NOTE: where more than one name is entered on a line, that simply reflects the printer’s/publisher’s name as entered in the catalog … it might not be exactly as the name appeared in the book.

Harrisburg – Allen and Wyeth; John Wyeth – 1792-1807
Harrisburg – Allen & Wyeth – 1793
Harrisburg – Jacob Baab – 1828-1834
Harrisburg – V. Best – 1843
Harrisburg – John T. Bobbs – 1830
Harrisburg – John B. Bratton – 1843
Harrisburg – Boas & Coplan; Boas and Coplan – 1838-1839
Harrisburg – Baab und Hummel – 1838-1842
Harrisburg – Barrett & Parke Printers – 1841
Harrisburg – Cryder – 1829
Harrisburg – Crabb & Barrett – 1835
Harrisburg – W.H. Egle – 1854
Harrisburg – Joseph Ehrenfried – 1837-1840
Harrisburg – J. Elder; Jacob Elder – 1809-1814
Harrisburg – Jacob Elder – 1816
Harrisburg – R. S. Elliott & Co.; R. S. Elliot – 1839
Harrisburg – Elliott & M’Curdy – 1839-1842
Harrisburg – T. Fenn – 1837-1846
Harrisburg – Foster & Company – 1848
Harrisburg – Fenn & Wallace – 1842
Harrisburg – William Gillmor – 1811-1816
Harrisburg – C. Gleim – 1814
Harrisburg – William Greer; Wm. Greer – 1816-1821
Harrisburg – Emanuel Guyer; E. Guyer – 1836-1839
Harrisburg – Gleim und Wiestling – 1811
Harrisburg – Hamilton; Hamilton & son – 1830
Harrisburg – Wm. Henlock – 1848
Harrisburg – Hickok und Cantine – 1844-1845
Harrisburg – Holbrook, Henlock & Bratton – 1839
Harrisburg – Hamilton & M’Ilwaine – 1821
Harrisburg – at the Intelligencer office – 1832
Harrisburg – at the office of the Keystone – 1842
Harrisburg – S. Kling; Samuel Kling – 1836
Harrisburg – J.M.G. Lescure – 1845-1850
Harrisburg – Lutz und Scheffer – 1849-1850
Harrisburg – C. M’Curdy – 1843
Harrisburg – Isaac G. M’Kinley – 1844
Harrisburg – Benjamin Mayer – 1799-1808
Harrisburg – Mowry pr. – 1822
Harrisburg – B. Mayer und T. Atkinson – 1804
Harrisburg – Mowry & Cameron – 1823
Harrisburg – Montgomery and Dexter, Printers – 1829
Harrisburg – McKinley & Lescure; I.G. M’Kinley and J.M.G. Lescure, printers – 1843-1846
Harrisburg – by the Author [Napey] – 1842
Harrisburg – [Anonymously printed] – 1819-1881
Harrisburg – Oracle office – 1824
Harrisburg – Printed by Samuel D. Patterson – 1837
Harrisburg – J. Peacock; James Peacock – 1812-1820
Harrisburg – the office of the Pennsylvania reporter & state journal – 1836-1838
Harrisburg – Gustav S. Peters; Gustavus S. Peters; G. S. Peters; G. C. Peters – 1828-1848
Harrisburg – Packer, Barrett and Parke – 1837-1839
Harrisburg – Office of the “Reporter” – 1828
Harrisburg – I. D. Rupp & John Winebrenner – 1834-1840
Harrisburg – Sieg, pr., State Guard – 1869
Harrisburg – Theo. F. Scheffer; Th. F. Scheffer; T. F. Scheffer – 1835, 1842, 1850
Harrisburg – Scheffer und Beck – 1854
Harrisburg – Jacob A. Spofford – 1843
Harrisburg – Spofford and Napey – 1845
Harrisburg – S. C. Stambaugh; Stambaugh – 1828
Harrisburg – Printed by the Author [Sturtevant] – 1839
Harrisburg – Thompson & Clark – 1837
Harrisburg – Weaver & Royal – 1863
Harrisburg – H. Welsh; Henry Welsh – 1832-1834
Harrisburg – Wilhelm Wheit – 1824-1826
Harrisburg – Johann S. Wiestling; J. S. Wiestling: John S. Wiestling – 1813-1827
Harrisburg – Johann Weinbrenner; J. Winebrenner; Gospel Publisher [John Winebrenner]  – 1830-1849
Harrisburg – John Wyeth; Printed by Mathew Carey of Philadelphia by John Wyeth; Johan Wyeth: printed by F. Wyeth; T. and F. Wyeth; Francis Wyeth – 1796-1840
Harrisburg – Wm. Wheit und Wm. Boyer – 1826
Harrisburg – Welsh & Miller – 1830
Harrisburg – Welsh & Patterson – 1835
Harrisburg – Printed and sold by John Wyeth, J.S. Wiestling, and C. Gleim. – 1824

Published in: on 12 June 2007 at 8:15 am  Leave a Comment