Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


125,000 personal files and staff records for Bethlem Royal Hospital (“Bedlam”) are being digitized and put on Find My Past.

The archives are from 1683-1932. Apparently you can read about the man who was committed for trying to kill George III with a dessert knife. A man was committed for writing a dictionary of technology in 3 languages.