George IV 1783-1830 collects billiards and travels to USA

justnum

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Its a fun read, a Dragoon Colonel from the 18th century playing pool.

George IV is the successor to George III (The third is known for losing the American colonies)

 

Ssonerai

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So one bill & receipt listing the payment to a person who imported cuesticks, quantity not listed, aprox $720 worth in today's money?
Lot of work to winkle that one out.
Can you direct link about "travels to USA?"

Thank you.
 

justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
So one bill & receipt listing the payment to a person who imported cuesticks, quantity not listed, aprox $720 worth in today's money?
Lot of work to winkle that one out.
Can you direct link about "travels to USA?"

Thank you.

Sure I can direct link it for you, just pay me for the tutoring fee.

Do you want me to sell the rest of the codebook for free?
 

Ssonerai

AzB Silver Member
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I had faith in you, justnum, believed the title hype, even believed if i just persevered a little longer, it would be "a fun read, a Dragoon Colonel from the 18th century playing pool." But i was a fool, after a couple hours, it's just an old fashion form of clickbait with one lousy receipt & counter acknowledgement between an agent (purser) & an importer, for a (handful?) of low budget cues.

They both had nice handwriting.

There was some interesting gun stuff.

Having been burned once, i merely googled and found absolutely no evidence of "....

collects billiards and travels to USA"​

George IV did seem to collect a lot of pianos.

So i thought you might be willing to substantiate your title ad.
Apparently not. :)

smt
 

justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
I had faith in you, justnum, believed the title hype, even believed if i just persevered a little longer, it would be "a fun read, a Dragoon Colonel from the 18th century playing pool." But i was a fool, after a couple hours, it's just an old fashion form of clickbait with one lousy receipt & counter acknowledgement between an agent (purser) & an importer, for a (handful?) of low budget cues.

They both had nice handwriting.

There was some interesting gun stuff.

Having been burned once, i merely googled and found absolutely no evidence of "....

collects billiards and travels to USA"​

George IV did seem to collect a lot of pianos.

So i thought you might be willing to substantiate your title ad.
Apparently not. :)

smt

Its time to move to private, public, or academic collections.

The older digital archives have not been scanned with optical character recognition and most historians do not consider billiards to be a major part of history, despite the fact that it was one of America's first sports.

Should you pursue graduate studies there are professors and unis or colleges or post doc locations that can help you develop historian research skills.

NYhistory.org has a private collection and you have to search on their online database.

Early travel records would indicate that George III had multiple sons and I hypothesize George IV was a title like Putin. There are many clones however they are all supposed to act alike.


If you predecessor lost the American colonies, then you had better find a way to own parts of the colonies again. That is the initial assumption for my historical presentation.

Thank you for the interest in the demo.


Google research is good at the non PHD level.
 

Ssonerai

AzB Silver Member
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I kind of get what you are alluding to: You have a PhD and want to say it but can't quite get past the humble brag. Post your real name and year and school for your dissertation and i'll look it up. In the humanities? Or is it like one of my kid brothers commented about a mutual friend who wore his degree on his shoulder: "sheesh, anyone can buy a Masters"

Should you pursue graduate studies there are professors and unis or colleges or post doc locations that can help you develop historian research skills.
NYhistory.org has a private collection and you have to search on their online database.
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Thank you for the interest in the demo.
Google research is good at the non PHD level.
 
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justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
I kind of get what you are alluding to: You have a PhD and want to say it but can't quite get past the humble brag. Post your real name and year and school for your dissertation and i'll look it up. In the humanities? Or is it like one of my kid brothers commented about a mutual friend who wore his degree on his shoulder: "sheesh, anyone can buy a Masters"


I am at NYPL with my research requests.
MS Math NYU Poly now Tandon 2010
BS Polytech 2008

I didnt do a dissertation I did a classified research project.

Research 101 request item then read it.

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Billiards through the centuries by Clifford clearly states the game of billiards had to be popular before royalty would participate.

In news articles dating before 1900 mysterious millionaires and large stakes gambling is written about. In that year how many people can afford international travel and compete in amateur billiards, its a short list.

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justnum

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Call Darren Appleton did he have relatives in billiards in New York in 1867?

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justnum

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Earliest news article 1826 location New Orleans
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The Champion of all England VS New Orleans Veteran

I suspect George iv as the mysterious champion.

After that post then the 1858 Phelan starts writing professionally about billiards. D Appleton is the NY publisher.
 

justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
I kind of get what you are alluding to: You have a PhD and want to say it but can't quite get past the humble brag. Post your real name and year and school for your dissertation and i'll look it up. In the humanities? Or is it like one of my kid brothers commented about a mutual friend who wore his degree on his shoulder: "sheesh, anyone can buy a Masters"

Are you paying for my research grant? Or is this a do this job, get the next 3 paid double?
 
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