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This tool searches Harbottle Dorr, Jr.'s indexes only. It does not search the text of newspapers or pamphlets or Dorr's annotations.

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The default scope of the search tool is to search for the requested word/words within the index terms of all four volumes simultaneously. Search results will be presented as one list of index terms ordered by volume and page number from all four volumes containing the requested search terms. To search for a word or words within one of the indexes for a specific volume, select that particular volume from the drop down box within the search form. [Reminder: to browse (rather than search) any of the four indexes, please start at the Collection Outline.]

Each index entry listed on the search results page is structured as follows:

  • The indexed term(s).
  • A linked-number: Clicking this takes you to the specific volume and page number that Dorr indexed. At this time, users must read the individual newspaper page to find the indexed content.
  • The blue, double-arrow : Click this to see an expanded view that shows each term in the context of the terms Dorr wrote above and below on the original index page.
  • "See index" see index: Clicking this will take you to the original index page in which this search term appeared.

The search feature also automatically returns truncated words without the use of wildcard symbols. For example, if you search for "draw" you will also see "draws" and "drawing"; "sell" shows "selling" and "sellers"; and "address" displays "addresses", "addressed", "addressing".

Examples

example of searching `thunder`

When you search for the word "thunder" you should see thirteen results. The first result – "Thunder Terrible at Boston" – is followed by the numbers "2:191," indicating that Dorr indexed an article that appeared in Volume 2, on Page 191.

In the list of search results, if you click on the blue-double arrow you see an expanded view of the search term in the context of the other terms on Dorr’s index page. See below:

example of searching `thunder`

When you follow the link for the first result (“Thunder Terrible at Boston”), and click on “2:191” you will be taken to the page Dorr numbered 191 within volume 2. You will need to read the newspaper to determine which article prompted Dorr to create the index term. To the right of the blue, double-arrow is a link labeled "see index". Clicking this will take you to the original index page in which the searched word(s)/phrase appears.


Searching for the keywords "Falkland Island" in all volumes:

  • Fire Another, Burnt to Death the same Way3:389
  • Fire Fire a great one at Portsmouth. The Kings Dock Burnt3:246. 3:254. 3:258. 3:263.
  • Fire Actors in it discove- red[ discovered] 3:582

Falkland Islands Spa- niards[ Spaniards]take them, a discrip- tion[ description]of them.3:233 3:311 see index

  • Falkland Islands The Rights of Great Britain to them3:445
  • Falkland Islands The King of Spain Agrees to give them up again to Great Britain3:438
  • Falkland Islands A particular ac- count[ account]of the Letters which passed between the Governor &[ and]Commander, and the Articles of Capitulation, when they were giving to Spain3:533
  • Speech of Lord Chat ham's[ Chatham's]in the Hosue of Lords on a Motion made for a dissolution of Parlia- ment[ Parliament], in which bold Glorious Speech, he gives a Shocking Character of the House of Commons, and enumerates the Grie- vances[ Grievances]of England, & America, Etc, & declares for Triennial Parlia- ments[ Parliaments], Etc.3:534.
  • Statue Erected to Mister Pitt, alias Lord Chatham, in South Carolina3:191.
  • Secretary of State, his Orders & Mandates, Etc. does not always Come from the thing3:194.

Spaniards take Falkland Island.3:233. 3:311. see index

  • Spaniards Their charac- ters[ characters]drawn by Lord Chatham.3:383.
  • Spaniards Sign the Conven- tion[ Convention]Treaty; & the Matters made up between England & them.3:438.
  • Spaniards Their Ratification of the Treaty arrives.3:450.
  • King's His Answer to the 2nd Remonstrance of the City of London3:184.
  • King's His Answer to the Address of the City of London, on the Birth of a Princess.3:211.
  • King's Said to be a But- ton[ Button]Maker.3:213.

King's His Speech to the Parliament, mentions the Spa- niards[ Spaniards]taking Falkland Island, and finds fault with Boston respecting the Non Importation agreement.3:369. see index

  • King's His Speech ( respec- ting[ respecting]the Spaniards taking Falk- land[ Falkland]Island,) said to contain an absolute Falshood.[ Falsehood]&c.3:383.
  • King's Freely dealt with by Junius, about the Convention with Spain, taxed as not behaving as a Man of honor. &c.3:453.
  • King's Freely dealt with by the Freeholder, about the late riots in the City on account of the Lord Mayor, & Alder- man[ Alderman], being sent to the Tower.3:483.
  • Distance From London &c to Madrid, with the Inter- mediate[ Intermediate]places3:366
  • Debt National. vid Na- tional[ National]Debt.

Declaration of the King of Spain, wherein he agrees to Give up Falkland Islands, &c. which the King accepts3:438 see index

  • Declaration of the King of Spain, Declared in the House of Commons, Infamous3:Ibid.
  • Declaration of the King of Spain, Ratified3:450
  • Duke of Bedford, his Death &c3:447
  • Fire Actors in it discove- red[ discovered] 3:582
  • Falkland Islands Spa- niards[ Spaniards]take them, a discrip- tion[ description]of them.3:233 3:311
  • Falkland Islands The Rights of Great Britain to them3:445

Falkland Islands The King of Spain Agrees to give them up again to Great Britain3:438 see index

  • Falkland Islands A particular ac- count[ account]of the Letters which passed between the Governor &[ and]Commander, and the Articles of Capitulation, when they were giving to Spain3:533
  • Flucker Thomas, appointed Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Bay.3:345
  • Flucker Thomas, His Commission ar- rives[ arrives] 3:418 3:460.
  • Fire Fire a great one at Portsmouth. The Kings Dock Burnt3:246. 3:254. 3:258. 3:263.
  • Fire Actors in it discove- red[ discovered] 3:582
  • Falkland Islands Spa- niards[ Spaniards]take them, a discrip- tion[ description]of them.3:233 3:311

Falkland Islands The Rights of Great Britain to them3:445 see index

  • Falkland Islands The King of Spain Agrees to give them up again to Great Britain3:438
  • Falkland Islands A particular ac- count[ account]of the Letters which passed between the Governor &[ and]Commander, and the Articles of Capitulation, when they were giving to Spain3:533
  • Flucker Thomas, appointed Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Bay.3:345
  • Electricity, Dr Franklin[ Benjamin Franklin]the First projector of Points, &c,3:Ibid
  • Egmont Port. of vid Falkland's Island's
  • Expence of the War in America, what it Cost Great Britain3:317

Expence of Great Britain what it cost her, in preparing for a War with Spain, on acc- ount[ account]of her taking Falkland's Island's3:450 see index

  • Election of the Freeholders of the County of Middlesex, their Rights Struck at, by the House of Commons, and what they did very Illegal, vid. Sr. William Merideths Speech3:398.
  • Electors of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, an Address to them, urging, them to choose veterans in the Cause of liberty, and to watch Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson] 3:457
  • Electors of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, an Address to them, Another, to them3:461
  • Crosby Brass Esquire, chose Lord Mayor of London3:323
  • Crosby Brass Sent to the Tower3:472
  • Crosby Brass Discharged3:511

Capitulation of Falkland Islands a particular account of the whole affair3:533 see index

  • Catholic, vid Roman
  • Catholic
  • Colonies British Ameri- can[ American], vid American British Colonies
  • Falkland Islands Spa- niards[ Spaniards]take them, a discrip- tion[ description]of them.3:233 3:311
  • Falkland Islands The Rights of Great Britain to them3:445
  • Falkland Islands The King of Spain Agrees to give them up again to Great Britain3:438

Falkland Islands A particular ac- count[ account]of the Letters which passed between the Governor &[ and]Commander, and the Articles of Capitulation, when they were giving to Spain3:533 see index

  • Flucker Thomas, appointed Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Bay.3:345
  • Flucker Thomas, His Commission ar- rives[ arrives] 3:418 3:460.
  • France, &[ and]Spain the Num- bers[ Numbers]of3:384
  • Entertainments, a very luxuri- ous[ luxurious]one made in England3:184
  • Electricity, apeice[ a piece]on it by Mr Winthrop, showing the affects of it, and the Folly of Per- sons[ Persons]objecting to the use of Points3:200
  • Electricity, Dr Franklin[ Benjamin Franklin]the First projector of Points, &c,3:Ibid

Egmont Port. of vid Falkland's Island's see index

  • Expence of the War in America, what it Cost Great Britain3:317
  • Expence of Great Britain what it cost her, in preparing for a War with Spain, on acc- ount[ account]of her taking Falkland's Island's3:450
  • Election of the Freeholders of the County of Middlesex, their Rights Struck at, by the House of Commons, and what they did very Illegal, vid. Sr. William Merideths Speech3:398.
  • Fire at Charlestown : (destroyed.)4:754.
  • Fire at Norfolk.4:881.
  • Fire Great, in city of New York.4:1017.4:1064.

Falkland Islands ; the Spainards won't[ will not]deliver them up agreable[ agreeable]to Convention.4:19. see index

  • Falkland Islands delivered up.4:35.
  • Freemasons walk in procession, and hear a Sermon.4:104.
  • Franklin[ William Franklin]Governor his Speech to the New Jersey Assembly, tell's them the King has made the chief Judge independant, by granting him his Salary, &c,4:141.
  • Spainards, take the Hawk Schooner Man of War.4:13.

Spainards, wont[ will not]deliver up Falkland Islands, agreable[ agreeable]to Convention.4:19. see index

  • Spainards, deliver them up, &c.4:35.
  • Spain how she left her liberties.4:36.
  • Spain King of, determined to encourage a trade, with the united States of America.4:1052.
  • Fire at Norfolk.4:881.
  • Fire Great, in city of New York.4:1017.4:1064.
  • Falkland Islands ; the Spainards won't[ will not]deliver them up agreable[ agreeable]to Convention.4:19.

Falkland Islands delivered up.4:35. see index

  • Freemasons walk in procession, and hear a Sermon.4:104.
  • Franklin[ William Franklin]Governor his Speech to the New Jersey Assembly, tell's them the King has made the chief Judge independant, by granting him his Salary, &c,4:141.
  • Franklin[ William Franklin]Governor his Speech to the same, chief- ly[ chiefly]on the troubles of America : dislikes the meeting of the Colonies in Congress, &c,4:662.

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