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Surname Index

to the Devon-related Chapters (VI, VII, VIII, XI & part of XII) of

A Walk from London to Land's End and Back,
with notes by the way


Elihu Burritt

London: Sampson Low & Marston (1865) ix, 464 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The author, an American (1810-1879) was known as "the learned blacksmith". Initially trained in that demanding trade, his extraordinary abilities led him to master Latin, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian and German, and by the age of 39 Burritt could read nearly fifty languages. His extraordinary aptitude gradually made him famous. His countrymen, at universities such as Yale and elsewhere, delighted to honour him; and he was appointed U.S. consul at Birmingham (UK) from 1865 to 1870. In 1863 he made two lengthy walking tours in Great Britain and recorded these in such publications as this one and A Walk from John O'Groats to Land's End (1864). This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the Bodleian Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Acland, Sir Thomas 212
Adelaide, Queen 191
Alice, Queen 191
Barnes, Mr James 198, 202
Bedford, Duke of 213-4, 244, 246-7, 251
Bedford-Russell family 244
Bloomfield 363
Boethius 245
Bowring, Dr 211
Bray, Mrs 245
Browne 245
Brunel, Mr 265
Bull, John 369
Bunyan, John 274
Burns, Robert 362, 367
Caesar, Julius 397
Capern, Edward 361, 364, 377-8, 380, 382, 384
Charles I 267, 277
Clay, Harry 363
Coleridge family 195
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 195
Columbus 221, 245
Cook 262
Cornwallis, Lord 268
Corwin, Tom 363
Cromwell, Oliver 195, 244
Davis, Mr 392
Devon, Countess of 218
Devon, Earl of 218
Drake, Sir Francis 245, 261-2
Eastlake 262
Edgar, King 244
Edward, Black Prince 276
Edward III 275
Edward IV 276
Elfrida 244
Eliot family 268
Eliot, Sir John 267
Elizabeth I 257, 261
Eugenie, Empress 243
Exeter, Henry of 211
Forster, Mr 267
Fry, Elizabeth 238
Galileo 206
George III 268
Hampden, John 267
Harold, King 244
Hawkins 262
Haydon 262
Henry VIII 244
Horswell, Mr James 247-9
Howard, John 238
Ingoldsby 277
Knight, Mr 394
Landseer 373
Lincoln, Abraham 363
Longfellow 375
Martel, Charles 209
Martel, Oliver 209
Mitchell 262
Nectan, Saint 358
Ordgar, Earl 244
Oxenham 262
Palmerston, Lord 383
Peel, Sir Robert 362
Quartley, Mr 386-7, 390, 396
Prout 262
Raleigh 262
Reynolds, Sir Joshua 262
Rolle family 208
Rolle, Lady 186, 195, 197, 201
Russell family 244
Russell, Lord John 244
Shakespeare 245
Spenser 245
Stevens 212
St Germans, Countess of 268
St Germans, Earl 266
Thomson 201, 260
Treffry, John 276-7
Turner, Mr 392
Veitch 213
Victoria, Queen 190-1, 216
Wales, Prince of 216, 238-9, 268
Washington, George 268
Whitty, Mr 186
William I 244, 246
William III 225
Wolsey, Cardinal 362
Wren, Sir Christopher 265