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2013: Year In Review

posted Feb 6, 2014, 8:23 AM by David Brown   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 8:27 AM ]

2013 was another busy year here at RobertBallHughes.com.


A new page was created for the Bust of Charles Wilkes.

A recent image of Little Nell was discovered on the Boston Athenæum website. Read what David B. Dearinger of the Boston Athenæum wrote about it.

The images for two different busts of Washington Irving have been replaced with better quality images.

A new page was created for the Bust of Chief Justice John Marshall.

A new page for the unique Chinaman statue that Ball Hughes carved in stone for the Redding & Co.'s main Tea Store in Boston around 1852.

The new page was created for the Bust of T. H. Perkins, with images of the bust from the Perkins School for the Blind.

A previously unknown wax miniature portrait of Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, Jr. (1805-1861) was sold to a private owner in early 2013.

Another new pokerism was been discovered! See the new page for The Grapeseller.

Read the amazing story of how two new pokerisms of Daniel Webster were discovered in 2009 in the trash about 1.5 mile from Ball Hughes's former home, Sunnyside.

A third pokerism of Senor Don Sancho Panza Governor of Barataria, ca 1862, was discovered in May 2013.

Ten new pages were created in 2013. RobertBallHughes.com now has about 125 web pages and I'm using 99% of my free Google Sites 100MB storage capacity. I need to look into alternative web hosting next. 

I greatly appreciate all the descendants and friends of Robert Ball Hughes who provided information, images, and material to use on the site. See the Please Help page to see if you to can help! Thank you.

Watch for more announcements in 2014!

David Brown