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Old Books

Polsue, Joseph. A complete parochial history of the county of Cornwall; William Lake, Truro & John Camden Hotten, London: 1867–72.

Hals, William. History of Cornwall; Andrew Brice, Truro & Exeter: 1750.very rare Hals died in 1739. The parochial histories alphabetically from Advent to Helston only were published, and it is not considered particularly reliable. Manuscripts of the remainder may exist. Extracts were printed in Lake’s Parochial History and relevant ones are available online on this site.

Tonkin, Thomas. The natural history of Cornwall; 1739 The was prepared independently of Hals’ work. The only known (manuscript) copy of this work is in the Courtney Library at the RIC and consists of the general history volume. The two remaining volumes of the histories of the hundreds were never prepared, though notes may exist. Extracts were printed in Lake’s Parochial History and relevant ones are available online on this site.

 

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