Cornwall and Devon History and Progress of Mining in the Liskeard and Caradon District

History and Progress of Mining in the Liskeard and Caradon District

History and Progress of Mining in the Liskeard and Caradon District
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William Webb & Edward Geach,SB, A5, 158pp


Webb and Geach published their History and Progress of Mining in the Caradon and Liskeard Districts in 1862 and a new edition was issued the following year. Although predominantly aimed at potential investors, it is clear that the authors also wished to put on record the history of the area. In consequence their book is an invaluable picture of the Liskeard and Caradon area in those early boom times.This book, with new photographs and additional material making it again available to a new generation of readers.
This reprint has been transcribed from a typewritten transcription held by
Liskeard Library; the reason for the original manuscript is not known but the
fragile state of the pages would indicate it was made many years ago. It was
the fragile state of this transcript that was the prompt for this new transcription,
to allow future generations to read this remarkable description of this
remarkable mining district.


New material added includes the sett map, contents list, editor’s notes,
glossary and index. This additional material has been reproduced in a
modern typeface to differentiate from the original text. The only changes
to the Webb and Geach text have been the introduction of some additional
paragraphing to improve readability.


Reference has been made throughout this reprint to the Brenton Symons
map of 1865. An interactive version of this map on CD-ROM is available
The map will give the reader the valuable opportunity of comparing the text of this book with a geological map produced in the same year
The text of the book is contained on the Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 CD-ROM

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