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Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 556-557
Heading: Mentz, August 22. [1830]
Category: Geography   Belgium   Germany   Travel   Communication   Transport   Steam Power   
Topic: [Item about travelling by boat from Rotterdam to Cologne, emphasizing the uncomfortable conditions, bad food and slow speed. The Athenaeum prefaces the piece with an annoucement: the correspondent, "A. B.", is to send regular notes from Germany]
Letter, 22/08/1830 Signed: "A. B."; Ed`s Mark: BERNAYS (Adolphus)

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 556
Heading: The Literary Gazette
Category: Periodicals   Communication   
Topic: [Cry against the habit of "puffing", the journalistic practice of writing favourable criticisms of a particular publisher`s forthcoming books and devoting most column inches to these]
Person: LONG, St. John   GLEIG   
Source: Literary Gazette   New Monthly   Court Journal   National Library, series published by Colburn and Bentley   Family Library, series published by Mr. Murray   

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 557
Heading: Scotch Missionary School in Eastern Russia, Etc. Tiflis, July 15
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   Demography   Education   Libraries   Statistics   Printing   
Topic: [A Scottish school in Tiflis, with forty Armenian pupils, teaches the Christian religion, the Armenian language, arithmetic, writing, Greek, Latin and English. Of the six Tartar schools in the area, five teach the Tartar and Persian languages and Persian history, the other teaches the Mahomedan religion, Arabic, arithmetic, astrology and medicine. (The Athenaeum puts an exclamation mark after "astrology"). There are also two Armenian schools which just teach reading Armenian, there being widespread illiteracy]
Source: St. Petersburg Gazette   
, 15/07/1830 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 558
Heading: Lithographic Prints not Engravings, Para 6
Category: Printing   Art   Periodicals   Science   
Topic: The habit of calling lithographic prints engravings, obtains even with those who ought to know better. A cotemporaneous weekly newspaper, which calls itself literary and scientific, publishes a wretched lithographic print, and calls it, (we quote from memory) a beautiful "engraving"..

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: Jacotot`s System in Hindostan, Para 15
Category: Social Sciences   Education   
Topic: [One method of learning to read in India in the sixteenth century bears a resemblance to Jacotot`s System]
Person: JACOTOT   FAZIL, Abul   
Source: Ayeen Akberg   Abul Fazil: Institutes of the Emperor Akbar   

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: Malacca, Para 12
Category: Geography   Communication   Political Science   Slavery   
Topic: [Public assembly in Malacca on the best way to put an end to slavery]

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: Mosaic Pavements, Para 13
Category: Geography   Italy   Architecture   Art   Building Materials   Engineering   Materials Testing   
Topic: [The pavements of churches in Sicily are often decorated with marbles cut in hollowed patterns, into which is poured melted "asphaltum". The asphalt occurs naturally, mixed with sand]

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: New York, Para 10
Category: North America   United States   Education   
Topic: [University proposed in New York, to be modelled on London]
Institution: University of London   

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: Prussia, Para 11
Category: Statistics   Social Sciences   Geography   Demography   Germany   
Topic: [Population in Prussia in 1829 by area, compared with equivalent figures for 1820 and 1828]

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: Public Thermometer, Para 8
Category: Engineering   Inventions   Mechanical Measuring Instruments   Meteorology   
Topic: [Huge thermometer to go on the outside of the Warsaw bank]
Person: GIRARD   

Issue: 149, 04/09/30 p. 559
Heading: United States, Para 9
Category: Geography   Social Sciences   Statistics   Communication   Post   Roads   Economy   Employment   North America   
Topic: [Table of statistics to show how education has raised the United States on a par with Europe]

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