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William Douglas's Blog – February 2014 Archive (5)

ANCIENT CURLING.

With worldwide interest in the sport following the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it seemed appropriate to print this extract from John Kerr's book 'The History of Curling', published by David Douglas in Edinburgh in 1890.

In a poem* written by Captain Paterson about the beginning of this century are duly celebrated the deeds of Thomas Haddow (who is said to…

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Added by William Douglas on February 25, 2014 at 20:26 — No Comments

Looking for a book

Bristow-Douglass "The Rev. James Bristow and Sarah Douglass Bristow" Their Ancestors and their Descendants 1640-1961 Compiled by Julia J. Bristow

Can anyone help?

Added by William Douglas on February 19, 2014 at 17:45 — No Comments

Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Environmentalist, activist — and journalist

Each year, the Museum of the Everglades hosts the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival to celebrate her life.

Rick Hirsch of the Miami herald writes about her time on the Miami Herald, here:…

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Added by William Douglas on February 17, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

The lore of the Highland lords

The ink sketch is haunting: A roughly clad Scottish Highlander and his young wife on snowshoes, trekking alone in swirling snow 200 years ago near Hudson Bay.

He's wearing a highland bonnet, shouldering a musket. She holds a bundle wrapped in tartan to her heart.

The bundle is a baby, born hours earlier in a tent banked in…

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Added by William Douglas on February 4, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Sir Graeme Douglas, MD of Douglas Pharmaceuticals, announces retirement

The founder of Douglas Pharmaceuticals, Sir Graeme Douglas, has announced his retirement as the company’s managing director, effective February 1. He will remain as chairman of the Board and his son, Jeff Douglas, the current chief executive, will assume the role of managing director of the Douglas Corporate Group, New Zealand’s largest pharmaceutical…

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Added by William Douglas on February 3, 2014 at 11:31 — No Comments

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'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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