Chris Bond - The Wheal Margaret Adventure

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The Wheal Margaret Adventure: A Calendar of Agents’ Reports and Associated Records, 1857 to 1875

By Chris Bond


A calendar of Agents' Reports, Correspondence and Mine Reports relating to Wheal Margaret Mine in the parish of Lelant in West Cornwall. The records transcribed here date from 1857, shortly after the mine was re-opened, up to 1875, shortly after the decision was made to quit the adventure. They give a detailed account of the workings of each lode in the mine; the promise and the problems; the fortunes and the failings. Any comprehensive series of reports such as this provides a valuable historical background to the story of tin mining in Victorian Cornwall. Edited and with an introduction by Chris Bond, who previously edited the catalogue of the Boulton & Watt papers held at the Cornwall Record Office, and who additionally transcribed a substantial part of the same.

Paperback, 130 pages. ISBN 9781908878151.

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