A collection of articles submitted
to the Gentleman's Magazine between 1731 and 1868.
There is a wealth
of information for the historian and genealogist alike. The Editor's
Preface, transcribed in full, is worth reading.
Not every town
and village is described; sometimes quite large towns are completely
omitted yet tiny villages are included whilst some important
subjects are scarcely mentionedas they were, clearly, not of
interest to the contributor.
Here are the views of individuals, honestly given and not seen through
the rose-tinted spectacles of the writers of the nineteenth century
Full transcription of Derbyshire. Part transcript
of Devon. Dorset has not been transcribed.
The book contains no illustrations, although individual articles
within it refers to "Plates" which appeared in the original
However, an image of the 'Revolution House'
at Whittington discussed in the Gentleman's Magazine has been
found in another source, so is included here.
There are some delightful small decorative engravings and several
are included in the text. The engraving below left is one example.