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Old 10-26-2012, 05:50 AM   #34711
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hahahahah! I just googled toochow embroidery and the first listing was Mobileread and Stitchy's post.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #34712
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hahahahah! I just googled toochow embroidery and the first listing was Mobileread and Stitchy's post.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #34713
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I just spent the last few minutes fixing the text in the trove newspapers. The references to Toochow (after a search of Toochow shipping), all actually refer to Foochow. The newspapers in Trove are all electronically scanned, and if you read the picture of the newspaper you can fix the transcription.

Therefore, I have just knocked out a few more possible google searches for Toochow.
Caption for this image.... The great China race: The clipper ships Taeping and Ariel passing the Lizard, September 6 1866 on their homeward voyage from Too-Chow-Foo. © NMM
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:52 AM   #34714
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Were these tea clippers or opium runners?


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Old 10-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #34715
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Were these tea clippers or opium runners?


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I am guessing they had tea onboard because they were going home. They took the opium TO China to sell, then buy the tea to take home.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #34716
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #34717
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:02 PM   #34718
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What do you do when you've had a day from hell at work? When you were stuck in a 2 hour meeting in the afternoon (that should only have lasted 20 minutes) so bad you were seriously considering chewing your leg off to escape?

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Rake leaves in the dark! Quite restful! Neighbors walk quickly by avoiding eye contact.

I'm feeling much better now!
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:56 AM   #34719
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #34720
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What do you do when you've had a day from hell at work? When you were stuck in a 2 hour meeting in the afternoon (that should only have lasted 20 minutes) so bad you were seriously considering chewing your leg off to escape?

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Rake leaves in the dark! Quite restful! Neighbors walk quickly by avoiding eye contact.

I'm feeling much better now!
Ah.....leaf therapy! It works!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #34721
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #34722
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #34723
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