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Cornwall collection of W C Borlase

Reference code
BOR
Title
Cornwall collection of W C Borlase
Date
c 2nd half 19th century, with earlier matirial
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
1 large volume
Scope and content
This volume was compiled by William Copeland Borlase, FSA, of Laregan, Penzance.
Most of the drawings are by John T Blight, FSA. A great many are unpublished; others were used in his 'Crosses of West (and East) Cornwall'. The cromlechs are Blight's (& Borland's) sketches for the former's projected 'Cromlechs of Cornwall' and the latter's 'Prehistoric Stone Monuments' (with W C Lukic).
Also contains manuscripts and material relating to the Isle of Man and Wales (crosses, chapels etc).
[Information according to a note written by Professor Charles Thomas FSA.]

The inside cover includes a note from William C. Borlase about the drawings and sketches contained in this volume, including antiquities in Cornwall by J.T. Blight, crosses in the Isle of Man by Mr. Cummings, cromlechs and longstones in Cornwall by Mr. H.A. Crozier, along with his MS notes.
Creator
Blight, John Thomas (1835-1911), archaeological artist
Borlase, William Copeland (1848-1899), antiquarian and Liberal politician
System of arrangement
The collection has been catalogued by page, i.e. BOR/001 refers to page 1, BOR/002 refers to page 2 etc.
Related units of description
A collection of artwork, sketches and notebooks compiled throughout John Thomas Blight’s life is held in the Morrab Library (https://morrablibrary.org.uk/)

A letter from John Thomas Blight to the Royal Society is held in the collections of the Royal Society (https://royalsociety.org/about-us/what-we-do/collections/)
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