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Historical Descriptions of Camborne

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A fine selection of historical descriptions of the town and parish of Camborne spanning the years 1700 to 1898, including accounts of the parish by Edward Lhuyd, William Penaluna and Joseph Polsue. Also includes Richard Trevithick by Richard Edmonds, the elusive Reminiscences of Camborne by William Richards Tuck (which includes a first hand account of Joseph Emidy, the 18th century West African born slave turned composer and virtuoso violinist), Rodolph Eric Raspe, the author of the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Robert Hunt, The Endowed Public Charities of Camborne by Thomas Fiddick junior and The Great Dolcoath by Albert Bluett, this last being illustrated with photographs by J C Burrow of Camborne. The book also contains a comprehensive index. All of the proceeds from the sales of this book are to go to the Camborne Old Cornwall Society, and the President of which, David Thomas, has contributed the Foreword.

166 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2008

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Chris Bond

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Chris Bond is an author, editor and publisher, founder, in 2006, of The Cornovia Press. He formerly worked at the Royal Institution of Cornwall and Cornwall Record Office where he catalogued historical and ancient manuscripts. Chris was born in Sheffield but moved to Cornwall at the age of five when his father, a miner, was offered a job at Wheal Jane. He grew up in Truro and went to school in Redruth, and has since lived in Camborne, Redruth, Mylor and Porthtowan, though after more than half a lifetime in Cornwall he has returned to live in Yorkshire. He writes mainly about the history, prehistory and place-names of Cornwall.

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