Hitchins, F. / Drew, S.: The History of Cornwall

Authors
Hitchins, Fortescue / Drew,  Samuel

Title
The History of Cornwall: From the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time, Vol. 2; London, 1824

Publisher
William Penaluna, London, 1824


A fascination guide to Cornwall from the viewpoint of two authors from the Regency period. The book comes in two volumes and covers the history of Cornwall in about 1400 pages. It also contains many useful tables (i.e about parishes or the produce of mines) and contains some plates. You can read it online here: https://archive.org/stream/historycornwall00drewgoog#page/n12/mode/2up.

I used the book for checking some details for my post “Writers Travel Guide: Anna-Maria Hunt and the Rescue of Lanhydrock House”.

Balleine, G. R. / Syvret, M. / Stevens, J.: Balleine’s History of Jersey

Authors
Balleine, George Reginald (Author) / Syvret, M. (Editor) / Stevens, J. (Editor)

Title
Balleine’s History of Jersey

Publisher
Phillimore & Co Ltd. 1981


Balleine’s History of Jersey is still the standard reference on the history of Jersey. The book covers the history of Jersey until the 1950s. The Romantic Age is covered by 2 chapters.

I used the book to write my post “Writer’s Travel Guide: The Jersey Connection”.