Peak District Mines Historical Society
Promoting and preserving mining heritage
(Registered charity No. 504662)

Catalogue of the Box ‘South West England’.

1. Duplicated Publication - ‘An Introduction to Cornish Copper’ by John R. Clayton
Research Report No. 2 of the ‘Cave and Mine Survey Unit’ – Not Dated.
2. Duplicated Publication - ‘Caving Safety’ compiled by D. Burgess and J.R. Clayton
Published by the ‘Cave and Mine Survey Unit’ – Not Dated.
3. Offprint - Transcription of the Address by Kenneth Hudson entitled ‘Keeping one’s Historical Feet on the Ground’
At the Launch of the Trevithick Trust at County Hall, Truro on 27 January 1994.
4. Offprint - ‘Trevithick Memorial Lecture’ delivered by Professor C.E. Inglis at the Institution of Civil Engineers
On Monday 24 April 1933.
5. Typed Notes and Photocopies - ‘The Outcome of a Mining Education – A Case Study of the R.S.M. and Camborne School of Mines before 1920’
Abstract of a lecture(?) given by David Dixon – 14 November 1992.
6. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Redruth’ – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – November 1947.
7. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Arsenic in West Devon and East Cornwall’ by R.W. Toll – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – August 1953
8. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Slate Powder from Cornwall’ by R.W. Toll – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – August 1955.
9. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Cornish Mineral Industry’ Part 1 by John H. Trounson – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – February 1942.
10. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Cornish Mineral Industry’ Part 2 by John H. Trounson – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – May 1942.
11. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Cornish Mineral Industry’ Part 3 by John H. Trounson – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – September 1942.
12. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Cornish Mineral Industry’ Part 4 by John H. Trounson – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – December 1943.
13. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Cornish Mineral Industry’ Part 5 by John H. Trounson – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – February 1945.
14. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Some Ancient Gold Workings in Egypt’ by R.F. St. G. Lethbridge – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – October 1946.
15. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Roman Lead Pipe’ by J. Norman Wynne – Extract from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – May 1938.
16. Typewritten Notes (In plastic envelope).
‘Roman Deep Gold Mine, Pumpsaint, South Wales’ by F.O.S. Dobell
(Describes mill in June 1938).
17. Newspaper Cutting (in plastic envelope).
‘Gold Fever in Wales’ – Not Dated.
18. Newspaper Cutting (in plastic envelope).
‘Welsh Gold – Roman Mine to Work Again’ from ‘The Rhodesia Herald’ 28 January 1933.
19. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Gold Mining in South Wales’ by T.R.H. Nelson from ‘Mine and Quarry Engineering’ January 1944.
20. Printed Page taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
Letter to Editor ‘Gold Mining in South Wales’ by T.R.H. Nelson from ‘Mine and Quarry Engineering’ October 1944.
21. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Notes on the Cornish Tin Industry’ by W. Arthur Pascoe from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – August 1945.
22. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Anglezarke Lead Mines’ by Iain A. Williamson from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – March 1963.
23. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Snaefell Mine’ by R.F.M. Grant from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – February 1955.
24. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Silvermines Operation, Co. Tipperary, Eire’ (in 4 parts) by S.V. Griffith from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – March, April, May, June 1955.
25. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘The Discovery of Gold in Australia’ by Thomas A Miles from ‘The Mining Magazine’ – June 1954.
26. Printed Page taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘A Moving Experience’ by J.C. Ferguson from ‘Rhokana Review’ – October 1953 (re Zambia Copperbelt).
27. Printed Pages taken from Publication (In plastic envelope).
‘Cornwall and Devon’ (3 Parts) from ‘The Mining Journal’ – February and March 1927.
28. Bound Photocopy (In plastic envelope).
Extracts re Mining History from the book ‘Heritage of Exmoor’ by Roger A Burton – 1993.
29. Printed Document (In plastic envelope)
Hon. Secretary’s Report for 1958 of the Cornish Engines Preservation Society.
30. Printed Document (In plastic envelope)
Hon. Secretary’s Report for 1959 of the Cornish Engines Preservation Society.
31. Duplicated Sheets (in plastic envelope)
Notes collected respecting a PDMHS(?) trip to Cornwall in August 1966.
32. Paper Envelope containing 4 plastic envelopes.
4 sets times 6 sheets of photocopies of Geological maps from the Bristol area.
33. Paper Folder
Draft copy (with corrections) of ‘The Tin Streams of Wendron’ by Justin Brooke.
34. Photocopy (in plastic envelope)
‘On the Origin of the Cost Book System’ by Professor Henry Louis from ‘Reports of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society’ N.S. 4 – 1920.
35. Paper Folder.
Contains various letters re mining. Source of letters appears to be J.C. Ferguson.
36. Copy of Newsletter.
‘Cornish Mining’ – Newsletter of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site – Spring 2010
37. Paper Envelope.
Contains items with respect to Camborne School of Mines.
  • Prospectus 1981-2
  • Papers about the CSM dated 1963-1966
  • 38. Paper Envelope.
    Contains items with respected to the Tolgus Tin Company.
  • Souvenir Guide. n.d.
  • Guide to the Tolgus Tin Company. n.d.
  • 39. Reprint (in plastic envelope).
    ‘A Glossary of Mining Terms’ from Simon’s ‘Gazetteer of Cornwall’ (1844).
    40. Photocopy (in plastic envelope).
    ‘British Mines for the Table Book’, authored by Sam Sam’s Son (April 30, 1827). (No other details known).
    41. Photocopy (in plastic envelope).
    ‘A Tourist Tin Mine’ by Ann Hills published in ‘Geographical Magazine’ 63(1) – January 1991.
    42. Poor Photocopy (in plastic Envelope).
    ‘Potters’ or Ball Clay Mining in South Devon’ by W.J. Bloore and C.L. Booth published in ‘The Mining Engineer’, read at a Meeting of the South Staffordshire and Warwickshire Institute of Mining Engineers on 28 March 1961.
    43. Membership Card (in plastic envelope).
    Membership Card of the Carn Brea Mining Society (1979 to 1980).
    44. Paper Envelope.
    ‘A Tourist Tin Mine’ by Ann Hills published in ‘Geographical Magazine’ 63(1) – January 1991.
    45. Paper Envelope.
    ‘Cornish Tin’ from the ‘Mining Journal’ – 8 January 1971.
    46. Photocopy (in plastic envelope).
    ‘Capital and Labour in the Stannaries: 1300 to 1550’ Chapter 3 of ‘English Tin Production and Trade before 1550’ by John Hatcher, published by Clarendon Press, 1973. (incomplete).
    47. Leaflet (in plastic envelope).
    Advertising leaflet for the flotation of South Crofty Mine – August 1994.
    48. Leaflet (in plastic envelope).
    Appeal leaflet for the Botallack Engine Houses Preservation Project produced by the Carn Brea Mining Society. (n.d.).
    49. Bound Offprint (in plastic envelope).
    ‘Tin Mining at Wheal Jane’ reprinted from ‘The Mining Magazine’ Vol. 130 No. 2 (Author not known). (February 1974).
    50. Typewritten(?) Document (in plastic envelope).
    ‘The Penn Recca Slate Mine, Staverton, South Devon’ by T.R. Shaw (n.d.).
    51. Paper Envelope.
    Leaflet – ‘An Appeal by the Cornish Engine Preservation Society’ (n.d. but prob pre-1971).
    52. Book.
    ‘Thirtieth Annual Report of the Council with The President’s Address’ – Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. (1843).
    53. Book.
    ‘The Camborne School of Mines Magazine’ Volume 69 (June 1969).
    54. Leaflet (in plastic envelope).
    ‘Lydford Castle, Devonshire’ – a Guidebook published by the Department of the Environment, Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings – 1964.
    55. Envelope (in plastic envelope).
    Envelope addressed to David Tew of Oakham, Rutland. Contains photographs and correspondence.
    56. Leaflets (in plastic envelope).
  • Cheddar Showcaves and Gorge.
  • The Stone Age Cave Experience – Kents Cavern, Torquay.
  • Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall (3 copies).
  • Blue Hills Tin Streams.
  • 57. Leaflet (in plastic envelope).
    Cornwall County Council – List of Area Mining Plans – Cornwall Record Office (n.d.).
    58. Photocopy (in Plastic Envelope)
    Claughton, P. c1993. Lead and Silver Mining in Exmoor’s Industrial Archaeology ed. Michael Atkinson. Exmoor Books
    59. Draft copy of a paper entitled ‘Mining in North Devon prior to 1800’ by P.F. Claughton, dated February 1991
    60. Plastic Folder containing leaflets for Mining Tourist Attractions – Geevor Tin Mine, Cornish Mining World Heritage Bid
    61. Leaflet - The Levant Beam Engine 1840 - Joint leaflet by The National Trust, The Trevithick Trust and The Trevithick Society - 2000