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  1. Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BODMIN Zincographed from the Ordnance Survey. 1pp., with map (from the Ordnance Survey), coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Approved by Henry James. Folio, disbound. 1868. £22.00

  2. Brynn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII.15, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1907. Folded. £16.00
    Shows Retire Common, Brynn Mine, Great Brynn, Union and R.D. Railway, Kirriers, Higher Colbiggan.


  3. Buller family TWO LETTERS from Susan Buller in Penzance to family in London. The first, postmarked Penzance April 1840, is to Mrs John Edward Buller (her daughter-in-law) at Woburn Square, London, 3p., 4to, plus writing round the edge of the address panel on verso. Says how glad she is that 'my dearest brother' who has been ill, has left Stonehouse, is now staying at their house. Says she can't understand why Mr. Buller (presumably her husband) didn't want her to go to Stonehouse to visit him 'it is quite impossible to know... what is going on in his mind, these things are distressing to one...'. She is sorry to hear Lady Buller is failing 'she would be a most heavy loss to her family friends and poor people to whom I believe she has been a kind benefactor'. There is a short note at the end from Harriet Buller. The second is addressed to John Edward Buller at Lincolns Inn, postmarked Penzance July 26, 1840. 22 lines, on 2 sides, 4to, address panel on verso of blank conjoint leaf, some small repaired edge tears. Expresses her delight that his children will be coming to stay with them. 2 items. 1840. £34.00
    It would appear from the first letter that Susan's husband is a parson, and the son, John, a lawyer.


  4. Checkhouse Common RECEIPT signed by Henry Paynter affirming he has received four pounds from John Hill for the annuity in consideration of his house and garden and also '1/16th share of Checkhouse(?) Common... and from the sale of Five Tons of Copper Oar to be raised in the said Common... to pay Five pounds yearly instead of four pounds'. 1p, folio. signed and witnessed, blank conjoint leaf. 1757. £10.00

  5. Constantine NOTICE TO MR THOMAS TO QUIT CARWYTHACK HOUSE Manuscript on one side of 4to sheet, 16 lines. Signed by the Receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. The tenant was William Millett Thomas. At the bottom is a note that a copy of the notice has been delivered and another fixed 'against the front door of the Mansion House'. 1830. £9.00
    Presumably the house now known as Carwythenack Farm.


  6. Constantine, Wendron PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable Freehold Properties which Messrs Hocking & Johns will offer for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of July, 1902.... 6pp., folio, folded. One large folding coloured plan and one full page one. Details 24 Lots, in Wendron and Constantine and one field in Helston. 1902. £26.00
    Includes Gweek Hotel, School Building at Gweek, Gweek Wollas Wharf, Wheelwright's Shop, Tenements of Mellanoweth, Naffean Downs, parts of Crahan Bowling Green, etc.


  7. Cornish Chamber of Mines SILICOSIS COMPENSATION SCHEME cyclostyled copy of a letter from the Home Office to the Chamber responding to their representation to limit the scheme. 2p, sm. folio. 11th Dec. 1928. £10.00
    'The Secretary of State is not quite sure what your Chamber means by the handling of dry material. He is advised that the process of breaking or crushing of the ore containing rock or any handling or moving incidental thereto give rise to dust.'


  8. Cornwall election MR. PENDARVES Respectfully Solicits your Vote and Interest, at the next General Election, for this County. Printed on thick card, size 2" x 3". E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1841? £10.00

  9. Crantock LETTER from John Stephens to Edward Coode at St. Austell. Says he has surveyed Dr Wynn's tenement in Crantock and encloses survey (not present). He's asked Richard Henwood to deliver it. 1p., 4to. Blank conjoint leaf with address panel, and some rough notes about values. Remains of seal. July 15th, 1805. £8.00

  10. Cury LEASE of a tenement called Tannangoffe in Cury, occupied by Jane Boaden. John Vivian of Pencalenick and others to John Borlase of Helston, Surgeon. Large vellum sheet, 4 wax seals, small ink stain in margin in top corner. 1833. £20.00

  11. East Cornwall Election THE TORY-LORD'S PETITION Most Humbly and Respectfully Addressed To the Electors of the Eastern Division of the County of Cornwall. Election broadside, size 11" x 9", folds. A poem in 10 stanzas satirising Lord Valletort, written as if by him, bemoaning his fate and the old days of rotten boroughs, sinecures and corruption, and fantasising about wreaking vengeance on 'Reform and Grey'. With six interesting footnotes explaining the references. Some slight creasing at edges. Hayne, Printer, Bookseller &c, Bodmin. September, 1832. £45.00
    'Must I, of Boroughs, power, and hope bereft/(Oh! dismal times for those that live to see'em)/Must I, a hapless spectacle, be left/To hang with Mummies in the Kings' Museum?'


  12. Falmouth BILL OF PARCELS FRUIT BT AT PENRYN Falmouth 22nd August 1781. Christopher Wallis's bill for Joseph Banfield for 'part of the Cargo of the Bark Vron Gerteny(?) Adriana bot. at Publick Sale. Lists itemised sums for 9 Lots, over 3 pages, folio, with no indication of what the lots were, just prices. Each lot has approx. 10 items. There is mark which may be a merchant's mark next to the Lot no. On the back page is a note of cellarage charge for three months at 8s a ton, and 'porterage removing your fruit from one Cellar to another being obliged to deliver up the former'. Folded, with docket title as above. 1781. £70.00

  13. Fraddon BILL on small slip titled 'Mr Paynter Bill to Fradden Gate' Sept. - January 1801, mentions 'sadle horses' 'cheas', enclosed in small sheet of paper with docket title 'the Keeper of Fraddon Gate in full to this day ٞ.5.8d'. 1801. £8.00

  14. Grade RELEASE of right of Dower in certain Hereditaments and premises in Kugar in Grade, Betsey Willey to Charles Medlyn. Vellum, size 24" x 30", signed by Betsey Willey with plain wax seal. Some brownish marks on outside where titled. Ink slightly faded in bottom half of deed. 1838. £15.00
    Concerns fields called Park Bean and Park Arish with house and gardens, and the road to Poltesco Cove to take away seaweed or weed.

    MANUSCRIPT PLAN

  15. Gulval PLAN OF PART OF THE PARISH OF GULVAL Scale 6 chains = 1 inch. By Thomas Mathews, Surveyor. Manuscript plan in ink and three colours, size 26" x 32", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 14" x 8". Shows Chyandour, Trescrowan, Ponjou, Polkinghorne, Garras, etc, with buildings, roads, streams, shoreline. Many small fields, all numbered, large number in the south coloured brown - later note by reference simply states 'Brown - potatoes'. Ink smudge near scale bar, some foxing, some dust-staining at bottom of map. A few ink amendments giving acreage of fields. Signed and dated by Matthews bottom right. 21st October, 1872. £95.00

  16. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of the Tenement of Trenoweth, John Rogers to H. Grylls. Large vellum sheet, printed with information filled in in ink, ink slightly rubbed on a few words. Names 'lives'. 1822... with... Counterpart Lease of Tenement called Carminow Mill in Mawgan and Gunwalloe, Capt. Rogers to Richard Woolcock.. 1828. Vellum on both items slightly spotty. Two items. 1822 and 1828. £12.00

  17. Gunwalloe LEASE of houses and garden at Chinalls, (part of the Manor of Carminowe) in Gunwalloe, John Jope Rogers to John Freeman... together with... similar lease of House and Capstan at Chinalls, to Rev. Thomas Leah and J. Coulson. 2 items. Large vellum sheet, 27" x 31", wax seal. 1867. £10.00
    In Symons 'Gazetteer of Cornwall' Chynalls is listed as 'a farm in Gunwalloe'.


  18. Gunwalloe LEASE of houses and garden at Chinalls, (part of the Manor of Carminowe) in Gunwalloe, John Jope Rogers to John Freeman. Large vellum sheet, 27" x 31", 1867... with... Similar lease of house and garden at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to Thomas Jose, 1867... with... Counterpart Lease of Dwelling House and Capstan at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to Revd. Thomas Leah and J. Coulson, 1867... with... Lease of Houses and garden at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to Edward Gabriel, 1870. Four leases, all signed by Rogers with large wax seal and naming 'lives'. 1867-70. £34.00
    In Symons 'Gazetteer of Cornwall' Chynalls is listed as 'a farm in Gunwalloe'.


  19. Gunwalloe PARISH OF GUNWALLOE sketch map. Basic plan in red and black ink, on paper size 16" x 16", folds, showing river, roads to Helston and Mullion, bridge, 'proposed sanding road' and 'proposed footpath', farm house, church. Field belonging to J.J. Rogers outlined in red. Line with numbers along river, with reference key giving distance between these numbers 'No. 1 to 2. 4 Chains. Moorstone posts and batten rails.... 4 to 5. 8 chains. dry stone fence on bank of river...' 17th November 1866. £22.00

  20. Gwinear AFFADAVIT of Service of Order Nisi. Filed 11th November 1842, in case in the Stannary Court of John Vivian, Glynn Grylls and John Kendall, against Thomas Robinson. Says the Plaintiffs Petition was dismissed for want of prosecution. 1p., sm. folio. Attached is Affadavit of John Pascoe, Bailiff saying he served the order to Frederick Hill, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs, at Helston. Small blurred blue Stannary stamp. 1842. £14.00
    Grylls and Kendall were bankers to the Relistian Mine in Gwinear.


  21. Gwinear DEMISE for 2000 years of the estate of Taskus in Gwinear for securing 𧺬, Robert Osborne to Revd. Henry Penneck. Large vellum sheet, engraved heading. Wax seal, receipt for sum on verso, with another wax seal. 1848. £12.00

  22. Hammond (J) LETTER to a Dr. Gatley, March 12, 1910. 1p, sm. 8vo, on headed paper of 38 Queen Square, Bloomsbury. Says in answer to his query 'I am not exactly a West Country man' but Cornwall has 'a warm place in my affections' and he spent 21 years there. £8.00
    Possibly Joseph Hammond who wrote the book on St. Austell.


  23. Helston BOOK-KEEPING EXERCISE BOOK 'Chambers Educational Course' Book-keeping Exercise Book, completed in a clear rather childish hand, with mock Invoice Book, Cash Book etc. 36pp., sm. folio, wraps. Name of Arthur C. Thomas on front wrap. 1895. £16.00
    Entries with name of customer and town, items such as 'paisley shawl', 'silk hat' etc.


  24. Helston (Borough of) AFFADAVIT OF DEBT of Elizabeth Rogers of Helston, widow, that Thomas Burgess of Sithney, Engineer, is justly indebted to her for ١.6s.6d. for goods sold to him. Manuscript, 10 lines on 1p. sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Rogers and John Williams the Mayor. 1746. £16.00

  25. Helston enclosure LETTER to James Plomer at Helston from W. Sandys. Asks about arrangements for a meeting regarding the Helston Inclosure. He is sending notices for the church door, and asks him to send copies to the newspapers. Suggests the Guildhall for the meeting 'if everything is smooth a month will be ample...'. 54 lines on 3p., 4to, folded with address panel on verso, wax seal, 'B.S.F.' postmark and large '5/'. Sept. 1818. £14.00

  26. Helston market MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Cork and Thomas Wills Farmers of the Market of the Borough of Helston, and Anthony Hoskyn and John Sandys of Pengarrack in St. Keverne (on behalf of themselves and Sir Francis Vyvyan and others). Manuscript on 3p., small folio, folded. Sets a temporary rate for toll on corn brought to the market whilst a legal dispute was in progress. This is a copy, with the day and the 'penal sum' not filled in. May 1732. £18.00
    The toll was to be a pint and a half of corn in dues for every bushell.


  27. Helston NOTICE to John Penberthy from Glynn Grylls, Town Clerk. States that unless his dog 'be forthwith destroyed or kept muzzled' a Bill of Indictment will be served against him at the next Quarter Sessions. 11 lines in a large neat hand on one side, 4to, folded with docket title on verso 'Notice to J. Penberthy to muzzle his Dog. Copy served by G. Dobb' 27th Feb. 1829. £12.00

  28. Helston, Borough of ABSTRACT OF ACCOUNT For the Year Ending 31st August, 1874. N. Trengrouse, Treasurer. Printed in large type, size 12" x 20", folds. Shows Receipts from Tolls, Borough Rate etc., and Expenditure on Salaries, Gaol Maintenance of Prisoners, Police etc. 1874. £20.00
    'Police and Constables' cost 𧴦 16s. 5d.


  29. Illogan ASSIGNMENT of a house and land next to Tolcarne Farm in Illogan, William Bawden to Thomas Bawden. On paper, 2 large folio pages, folded. 1865. £10.00

  30. Isles of Scilly ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Relief Edition. Scale Two Inches to One Mile. Blue and buff wraps. 1933. £8.00

  31. Kinsman (John) LETTER to J. Daubriz, dated 2 Millbay Rd., Plymouth 25 March 1889. 2p., small 8vo. Says he is sending the 'Parish Registers', and has a few more copies left. On the next page lists plates lacking from his copy of C.S. Gilbert's Cornwall. 1889. £5.00
    Kinsman was the author, with Quiller Couch, of the 'Cornish Handbook'.


  32. Lanlivery and Lostwithiel PLAN OF THE PELYN ESTATE in the Parishes of Lanlivery and Lostwithiel. For sale by Auction June 23rd 1925. Colour plan only from auction sale particular. Size 37" x 30", scale 14" to a mile. Shows 16 Lots. 1925. £7.00

  33. Launceston PLANS, CONDITIONS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of an Excellent Residential House, also Stores, Stables, Cottage, and Highly Attractive Fields, in the Borough of Dunheved otherwise Launceston... To be sold by Public Auction by J. Kittow & Son... 14th October, 1910. 5pp., plus 2pp. conditions of sale, folio, green printed wraps, 2 small folding, and 2 larger folding coloured plans. Staples rusty, hence one section coming loose. 1910. £20.00

  34. Liskeard TO THE VOTERS FOR MEMBERS TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT for the County of Cornwall. Broadside reprinting Joseph Childs letter to the Editor of the West Briton, Liskeard 20th February, 1826, with an introductory paragraph 'as an individual publicly attacked by the organ of the ultra Tories I send you this explanation of my conduct...'. 50 lines, size 16" x 10", folded and sent through the post to E.W.W. Pendarves. Straight-line Liskeard postmark with numbers '237'. Rowes, Printers, Whimple-Street, Plymouth. 1826. £40.00
    Refers to the controversy among the Liberal party about Catholic Emancipation. 'I trust we shall never see the County of Cornwall brought to a level with the Borough of Ipswich' (where a friend of his had been hooted out of town preceded by the Corporation carrying the images of saints on poles). Ends with a plea for religious tolerance.


  35. Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 32" x 36". Printed from an Electrotype in 1866. £20.00
    Shows only the tip of the Lizard.


  36. Lostwithiel BILL to the Churchwarden of Lostwithiel Church from E. Ash, for tuning the church organ. Sm. 8vo, signed by E. Ash over stamp. May 3rd 1867. £5.00

  37. Lostwithiel THE WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR of Lostwithiel to Edward May. Bill for 11 items, 1791-2, including 'oil for bells', 'bread for sacrament', 'expenses at ringing supper'. 1p, small folio, receipted by May... with... BILL of Philip Blewett to the Mayor for services relating to the Militia, 1796. 8 items, including various journeys with the Militia lists, 'journey to St. Austle at the Swearing In and Enrol'g the Men...', 'Journey to St. Austell with Mr William Foster he being loted to Serve in the Militia', 'keeping the Clock & Engine', 1p., 4to, signed... with... BILL of Wm. Roberts, 1791-2, 16 items, including washing surplices, 'beer to Trigg & Burnett on Gravelling the Ch. Yard', '3 bottles of Tent Wine'. Signed as received from Tho. Hext. 1p., folio. 3 items. 1791-6. £40.00

  38. Ludgvan AN AGREEMENT between John Peverell Rogers of Penrose and Matthew Trewhella of Pigmoor. 3p, folio, with coloured sketch map size 7" x 4" in text, showing the various claypits at Pigmoor. 1883. £18.00
    The agreement was to settle a dispute relating to an original Sett of 1876.


  39. Ludgvan CASTLE AN DINAS Sketch map in ink on paper backed with linen, size 13" x 24", very basic plan, scale 4 chains to one inch indicating Castle, Dennis Downs, Edwards's Crofts, Black Lane, etc. n.d. c1850. £20.00

  40. Ludgvan PLAN OF COLLORIAN in the Parish of Ludgvan Property of The Revd. Canon Rogers 1834. Manuscript map on paper, by I. Roberts, scale 3 chains to 1 inch, size approx. 19" x 16". Mounted flat on recent very fine linen, traces of old folds. In ink and green wash, shows roads, buildings at Collorian and Cockwells, Poldi(ce) Lode, line of water supplying Trewinnard House, well, field boundaries, each plot with a number. Owners of adjacent lands named. By J. Roberts, 1834. £70.00

  41. Maclean (John), historian LETTER from John Maclean to Jonathan Rashleigh, 30th November, 1874. 15 lines in a small hand on one side, 8vo, on headed paper of Pallingswick Lodge. Signed 'John Maclean'. Says he is returning the documents, and asks some questions about how the Manor passed from the Pewsey and Southcotes to the Moyles, and asks if he will lend him a copy of Sir Coventry Carew's will. With a separate small sheet expressing compliments and thanks. 1874. £16.00
    Possibly refers to the Manor of Helsett, which passed to the Rashleighs under the will of Sir Coventry Carew. Maclean was the author of 'The Parochial History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor'.


  42. Maddern RELEASE of messuage and land in Chyandower John Rogers of Penrose to Thomas Bolitho of Maddern. Vellum, 18" x 25", wax seal, vellum slightly browned. 1789. £10.00

  43. Manaccan DECLARATION of Edward and Jane Williams that they have received the 𧴜 due to them under the will of Francis Boucher of Manaccan, yeoman, and that they release the executor James Johns of any further claims. 1p, large folio, signed by Edward and Jane, with small papered seals. Witnessed by Patrick Reilly. 1794. £16.00

  44. Marazion ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV.3. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. Covers Longrock village as far north as Tolverth House, Cressars, Little Hogus. Revision of 1936. £16.00

  45. Mawgan in Meneage LEASE two messuages and 37 acres, part of Killianker, known as Roskymer Cutter, G.L. Bassett of Tehidy Park to Elisha Aver. Printed on three pages, folio, sewn at edge, with details in manuscript. With double-page sketch plan in ink on waxed cotton sewn in, with schedule giving acreage of fields numbered on plan 1883. £15.00
    Signed by Bassett's Mineral Agent.


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  46. Mining LETTER from J. Stackhouse to Pearse Rogers at Helston. Dated Trelowarren, Aug. 19th 1813. 2p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, small hole where wax seal removed. Asks if he has met with Mr. Beachamp's Agent about Spernon's Sett, and asks 'what is done by my Tin... I am glad we have agreed to set Condurrow to work. They are to put in a small Fire Engine at 1/15th Dist.' 1813. £18.00

  47. North Petherwin, and Jacobstow PARISHES OF NORTH PETHERWIN, AND JACOBSTOW. Attractive Sale of Freehold Agricultural Properties. Known as Middle Whiteley Farm, Billacott Farm, and Little Clubworthy Farm, A Tenement at Maxworthy Cross, and Little Exe Farm. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son.... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June, 1912. 8pp, folio. 1912. £25.00

  48. Pendarves (E.W.W.) TO THE ELECTORS OF THE WESTERN DIVISION of Cornwall. Broadside on one side of small folio sheet. Heading in large letters. Folded in four, some small nicks in margins. E. Heard, Printer, Truro. Dec. 17, 1834. £38.00
    Summarises his principles, which are 'very different from those of the party in power'. Mentions his suport for the Reform Bill, abolition of Slavery in the Colonies and of the East India monopoly, admission of Dissenters to Universities, etc.


  49. Penzance Bank LETTER on headed paper of Mounts Bay Bank, Penzance. Printed letter to Messrs. Cornish and Borlase at Gweek, enclosing 'Williams accep.' and asking them to 'credit us same'. Address and postmark on verso, broken wax sea. 1851. £5.00

  50. Penzance LEASE of several fields in Lescudjack, John Batten to Revd. John Rogers. On vellum, 22" x 28", outside where titled dusty. 1835. £10.00

  51. Penzance, St. Keverne, Marazion etc. THIRTY SIX BILLS 1937-1940, for local businesses. Bills with plain printed headings, size 8vo and 4to. 1937-40. £20.00
    Includes W. Hendy, Fish merchant, Penzance; Chirgwin, Grocers, Penzance; Wheel Garage, Marazion; Jarvis Ltd., Cornish Pottery & China Stores, Penzance; Wimbleton Bros., Butchers, Porthleven; Fortescue circulating Library, Truro; Verran, Butcher, St. Keverne; Simpson Bros., Outfitters, Penzance;


  52. Porkellis, Carvedras ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18". Top margin trimmed and plain paper pasted across with title in ink 'Trewavas and Carlidna'. Linen-backed, central fold. Area round North Lovel Mine and around Trewavas shaded in pink wash, upper part of area marked 'Undivided', 'Proposed new HT Line' marked in pencil. c1910. £12.00
    Shows numerous old tin mines and quarries.


  53. Rae (Oliver M) FOUR POSTCARDS of Polperro. Original etched views on good quality card with uncut edges, good plate marks, each with tissue guard. Views are: The Jew's House, Couch's House, The Harbour (2). Titled and signed in plate. c1930? £8.00

  54. Ruan Major RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE due 1st January 1845. Manuscript, folio, neatly and clearly written over 6 double-page spreads, headings to each page written in large decorative script, in columns with No., Occupier, Situation of Property, Increase on Averages, Amount to be Collected, Property Tax, etc. Covers Rent Charge due 1st January 1845, July 1845, January 1846. Sewn in plain wraps, decorative manuscript title.... together with.... similar documents for 1846-7, 1848, 1849, 1850. 5 booklets in all, the last two have extreme bottom right hand corners of pages damp-affected, not affecting text. 1845-50. £65.00
    Approximately 25 names of occupiers listed in each volume. Surnames include Lugg, Lambruck, Keverne, Barnicoat, Pengelly. Properties are Higher and Lower Treluga, Tresadern, Trerise, Trelase.


  55. Sancreed REFERENCE To The Map of the Parish of Sancreed. Oblong roy 8vo, rebound in modern half calf, raised bands, gilt lettering piece on spine. Manuscript title on first page. Printed in columns, across two pages, completed in manuscript, on 130 double-page spreads, plus blanks. With columns:- Estates (e.g. Tregerras, Botrea, Bejowans etc.), Owners, Occupiers, Nos referring to the Plan, Names and Description of Lands and Premises (field names, gardens etc., Acreage of Arable and Pasture, of Croft and Commons, Total, and Remarks.. together with... THE PARISH OF SANCREED IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, R. Pentreath, W. Marrack, G. Hosking, Surveyors. Recent manuscript copy of the Tithe map, 1851, scale 10 chains to an inch, on two sheets of thin card, each sheet 20" x 25". In ink, with the outlines of the estates in colour, and each plot numbered lightly in pencil - the numbers corresponding with the Book of Reference. 1851. £130.00
    Approximately 16 lands and premises per spread.


  56. Sithney THE LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE in the Election of a Member for the Borough of Helston, in respect of Property occupied within the parish of Sithney. Printed sheet, signed by the four Overseers, size 14" x 18", listing 139 voters, in columns with Nature of Qualification, Place in the Parish. Folded in half vertically, traces of other folds, pin-holes at corners (these lists were usually nailed to the church door). Someone has numbered each entry in ink at the left of each name, from 229 - 368. They have also made amendments to about a dozen entries, for example deleting 'Mill' in 'House and Mill'. Roberts, Printer, Helston. 1833. £70.00

  57. St. Clements STATEMENT OF MONIES EXPENDED by Mrs Stephens for her son John Wilkins. Apparently intended as a petition to the Judge on Circuit, perhaps to allege grounds for.... retaining possession of lands belonging to her son. Manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, docket titled on verso as above, beginning 'The Humble Petition of Catherine Wilkins' to Lord Bathurst, setting out sums of money spent on behalf of her son 'and that yr. petitioner sold an Estate called Parken orchard in the parish of St. Clements...' Includes money for ploughing, for 24 sheep, for barley, wages to Margaret Trebilcock, 'for my sons Diett in prison ٦.0s 0d' etc. Folds, some small foxing spots. Signed by Catherine Stephens. 1754. £22.00
    Also refers to an estate called Bosoar. She had apparently maintained her sons family while he was in prison for one year.


  58. St. Ive and Callington PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS Mill, Accommodation Lands & Dwelling-houses in the Parishes of St. Ive & Callington, Cornwall. To be held at Golding's Hotel, Callington, Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 1916 by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 2 large coloured folding plans, and one smaller. 13pp, folio, original printed wraps, split down spine, green wraps and last leaf detached. 1916. £20.00
    Includes farms of East Crift, West Crift, Durnaford, houses in Fore Street and Well Street, Callington.


  59. St. Ive, Quethiock and Pillaton ST. IVE, QUETHIOCK AND PILLATON PARISHES CORNWALL. PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising Farms and Detached Fields. Messrs J. Kittow & Son Are instructed to offer the above for Sale by Auction at Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, 5th July, 1916. With 4 large coloured folding plans, 9pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £38.00
    Includes the farms of Penpoll, Ford and Saunton, tenement of West Morsehead.


  60. St. Ives and London LETTER to the Executors of W. T. Praed, M.P., from Henry Arnold, Russell Square, 27th Oct. 1846. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso. Says he is forwarding a copy of the Shipping Gazette daily to the News Room, St. Ives on order of the late W.T. Praed M.P. 1846. £5.00

  61. St. Ives SKETCHBOOK of an amateur watercolourist. Sketchbook size 5" x 7", plain cloth-covered boards. Contains 11 attractive and competent watercolours of views in St. Ives, dated between 1906 and 1908. titled, plus views of St. Michael's Mount (2), Porthmeor Sands, Newlyn, Lamorna (pencil sketch), Lands End and first and last house. Other pages with small studies of fishermen, boats, pine tree, sea-scape etc. 1906. £80.00

  62. St. Ives SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CORNISH TELEGRAPH The Presentation of St. Ives, Mr. Pendarves before the Electors. Newsprint, in three columns, heading in large typeface. Size 29" x 13", 10" long horizontal tear repaired with archival tape. Reports on a meeting in the Town Hall, St. Ives, with introduction of Pendarves by the Chairman, and Pendarves long speech. Printed at the Cornish Telegraph Office, April 1st, 1881. £20.00
    Pendarves condemns over-interference in foreign affairs of the previous government, loss of life and expense of Afghan War. Also mentions the Boers of South Africa, plans for the Harbour at St. Ives.


  63. St. Ives THE REPRESENTATION OF ST. IVES Mr Pendarves before the Electors. Off-print from the Cornish Telegraph, printed on one side only, size 30" x 12", in three columns, comprising a letter to the electors from William Cole Pendarves, the Liberal candidate, and a Report of his election meeting at St. Ives Town Hall. Numerous folds, long repaired tear across 1 fold. 1881. £7.00

  64. St. Just in Roseland AUCTION HANDBILL advertising sale in Truro of properties in St. Just in Roseland, Veryan, Cornelly, and Cuby. Size 12" x 8", folds. Describes 6 Lots, with occupiers, including cottage called 'Towns Close' at Trethewell, land called Reskevus in Veryan, 'Wallish Down' etc. Untidy notes of prices in pencil in margin, three lots marked with large ink cross. Attached is a crude plan on tracing paper of Lot 6, and a solicitor's letter. 1874. £9.00

  65. St. Minver INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for 'St. Minver House' and farms and cottages in Church Town and Trevanger, St. Minver. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds. Manuscript inserts, listing 23 properties. Vignette at top of page, size 4" x 5", showing large sun flanked by firemen. 1901. £7.00

  66. St. Minver LEASE of Anthony's tenement in Tregwarmond in St. Minver, Trehane Symons to Samuel Symons. On paper, size 19" x 26", two good wax seals with busts, some minor small splits at folds, and slight wear at two points where folds meet with loss of a couple of letters... together with... DEPOSITION of Moses Ede, son of Roger Ede, who held a lease in Tregwarmond under Jonathan Anthony, relative to the bounds of the tenement, hedges etc. (a Walter Ede is referred to in the 1793 lease). 31 lines, small folio, signed and witnessed. 2 items. 1793 and 1806. £20.00
    The closes appurtaining to the messuage were called Neilden's Ground, German's Bargain, Seven Acres. 'his father always cut the said Bound of furze which was stubbed up, when the High road was formed...'


  67. St. Minver LEASE of Anthony's tenement in Tregwarmond in St. Minver, Trehane Symons to Samuel Symons. On paper, size 19" x 26", two good wax seals with busts, some minor small splits at folds, and slight wear at two points where folds meet with loss of a couple of letters... together with... DEPOSITION of Moses Ede, son of Roger Ede, who held a lease in Tregwarmond under Jonathan Anthony, relative to the bounds of the tenement, hedges etc. (a Walter Ede is referred to in the 1793 lease). 31 lines, small folio, signed and witnessed. 2 items. 1793 and 1806. £25.00
    The closes appurtaining to the messuage were called Neilden's Ground, German's Bargain, Seven Acres. 'his father always cut the said Bound of furze which was stubbed up, when the High road was formed...'


  68. St. Minver LETTER from George Borlase (solicitor) to Rev. Sandys at St. Minver. 13 lines on paper size 7" x 4", blank conjoint leaf with address on the back. Says he will be in St. Austell and will look up the deeds for Rosewin. Thanks Sandys for his congratulations on the safe delivery of Mrs Childs 'who with the infant is perfectly well'. 25th Nov. 1805. £9.00

  69. St. Wenn A PARTICULAR and estimate of... the Barton of Tregganetha in the Parish of St. Wenn.... surveyed in the month of July 1803 by John Stephens of Lower St. Columb. Manuscript valuation on one side of single sheet size 15" x 6". Folds. Lists 21 fields by name, plus dwelling house and garden, with acreages, value per acre, and yearly value. 1803. £18.00

  70. Stokeclimsland PARTICULARS OF SALE of Freehold Grazing Farm known as Middle Hampt... for sale by auction May 28th, 1920. 3pp., small folio... together with... Kensey Vale, Launceston: Particulars of Freehold Property, Garages and Accommodation Land, for Sale by Auction... November 7th, 1933. 1p., folio. 2 items. 1920 and 1933. £10.00
    Included farm house, two cottages, house, carpenter's shop, Creamery, meadow land.


  71. Tregonetha, St. Wenn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 33 S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers, printed label. Revised 1905. £10.00
    Covers Castle-an-Dinas, Little Brynn, Demelza, St. Wenn


  72. Tregothnan LETTER to Mr Tyack, Godolphin, Helston, from Rd. Curgenwen, on behalf of the Earl of Falmouth. 1p., 4to, address and postmark on blank conjoint leaf. Asks him to settle the account for the heirs of Mr. Wood, for rent of Trebullins in the Manor of Erisey. With not asking him to 'direct to me under cover to Earl of F.' (Falmouth written under address on verso.) 1821. £8.00

  73. Tregwarma, St. Minver LEASE of a messuage and tenement at Tregwarma, late Ede's, Trehane Symons of Trevine, to Samuel Symons of Tregwarma. In ink on paper, size 23" x 20", a few minor splits at folds, and hole at one point with loss of a couple of letters, some slight waterstaining at a couple of folds. Wax seal. 1790. £12.00
    Stipulates what farming practices were to be followed. For example a barge load of sea sand was to be spread on every acre broke for Tillage, clover and trefoil seeds were to be sown, etc.


  74. Trescowthick family AFFADAVIT OF DEBT Statement of Elizabeth Moore of Helston affirming that Mark Trescowthick of Sithney is indebted to her for the sum of ٠.2s. 6d. 10 lines in manuscript on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Signed by H. Tremenhere, Mayor, and Elizabeth Moore. 1741. £16.00

  75. Valentine (J) ALBUM containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts. c1910. £22.00
    Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.


  76. Weiss (Stefan) ARTICLE 'CORNWALL III' in 'Lapis' March 1987. Comprises 'Der Grubenbezierk von St. Austell', 'Der Grubenbezierk von St. Agnes Perranporth', Der Grubenbezierk von Callington Calstock'. The Cornish articles cover 20pp., in a journal of 42pp in all. Folio, wraps with coloured photo, wraps creased at corners. The Cornish articles are well illustrated with plans and sections, old photographs of the mines, and coloured photographs of minerals from such mines as Phoenix United, Gunnislake etc. 1987. £25.00

  77. Whig cause in Cornwall A SUBSCRIPTION in favour of Mr. White, editor of The Independent Whig, in consideration of his pecunious losses in the cause of Liberty. Manuscript, single 4to sheet, headed as above, with 13 signatures with the amount subscribed. On verso is 'Paid 㾻 10s. to Mr White March 21st at the Whig Office.' Folds. Paper watermarked 1813. £25.00
    Among the subscribers are R. Gerveys Grylls, Wm. Davey, J. Rashleigh, Wm. Michell. The British Library has a copy of 'The Trials at large of the Editor and Printer of the Independent Whig, Sunday Newspaper (J.H.H. and W. White); on charges of Libels on Lord Ellenborough and Sir S. Le Blanc, Taken in short-hand.' 1808.


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