Author Archives: Ric Ben-Safed

About Ric Ben-Safed

Technical and Freelance Writer, degrees in History,Psychology, and Master's in Social Policy and Planning. written hundreds of reports in regard to mental health, major research in genealogy and genetic genealogy as well as local history. I try to be and Independent leaning Libertarian but also like the cooperative anarchist ideas of L.Neil Smith, Murray Rombard, J. Neil Schulman. Fascinated by (Philadelphians, George Lippard ( 1830-1854). Gothic & City Noir, appreciate the Mystics of Philadelphia Mystic Johaness Kelpius (1667-1708), even "God may be a Verb!).

Philadelphia history of Vice President George M. Dallas


In 1838, the United States Hotel was the site of a banquet honoring George M. Dallas, Lawyer, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania,and former U.S. Ambassador to Czarist Russia. And 78 of his fellow lawyers attended. (I found the an invitation … Continue reading

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November 1, 1914


Originally posted on 100 Years Ago in the Quaker City:
November 1, 1914 was a Sunday, and the Evening Ledger did not publish on Sundays. But earlier in the week, the Ledger wasn’t shy about taking credit for firing the open…

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Pennsylvania President James Buchanan library in his home Wheatland,Lancaster, Pa


Hey…I have more books than Buchanan had.  

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And I want to thank my friend and colleague Herb Moscowitz for this notification from the Poe Society!

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Philadelphia City Police beat: Lippard began his career as a publishing writer in January 1842 when he joined the staff of The Spirit of the Times, a Locofoco Democratic newspaper in Philadelphia edited by John S. DuSolle. Lippard served as … Continue reading

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Aims and Objectives of ancient-wisdom.co.uk via ancient-wisdom.co.uk.

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Congrats to Edgar Allan Poe, and to Boston for arranging such a nice home coming. Also thanks to Katherine Jihyun Kim, PhD, a true fan and “Poe Guy”. Ric Ben-Safed President and founder of the “George Lippard Society” Get a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Author Events on February 26, 2015 Laura Lippman | Hush Hush: A Tess Monaghan Novel with Duane Swierczynski | Canary (A) Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30PM Add to your calendar Central Library Cost: FREE No tickets required. For … Continue reading

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James Dallas was the nephew of US Treasury Secretary Alexander J. Dallas) and was the first cousin of the US Senator and vice president George M. Dallas. His Father was related by marriage to Lord Byron and a friend of … Continue reading

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