Name Index


The Fairest County of England

The Century Magazine, vol. 27(2), (1883, December), illus. pp. 163-174.


Francis George Heath

Prepared by Michael Steer

The article is a beautifully illustrated, romantic, eulogy for England's fairest county that appeared in the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine for December 1883. The Century Magazine was first published in the United States in 1881 by The Century Company of New York City. It was the successor of Scribner's Monthly Magazine and ceased publication in 1930. The tone and content of The Century changed over its long history. It began as an Evangelical Christian publication, but over time began to speak to a more general educated audience as it developed into the largest periodical in the country. Illustrations in the article include a village near Exeter, a view near Farmington, on the Dart at Dittisham, a Devonshire Lane, Berry Pomeroy, a bridge on Dartmoor, the mouth of the Dart, Antsey's cove near Torquay, and a view of Clovelly from the pier. The magazine was a gift to the Library by Mrs Ezra Abbot of Cambridge (Mass.) in June 1885.This rare and much sought-after magazine was produced digitally by Google from a copy in the Harvard University Library collection and can be downloaded from HathiTrust. 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.

Bedford, Duke of 167
Blackmore, Mr 167
Blake, Robert 165
Bothe, Bishop 164
Cook, Captain James 165
Doone, Lorna 163, 167
Drake, Sir Francis 165
Edward the Confessor 164
Edward IV 164
Elfleda 167
Frobisher, Sir Martin 165
Hawkins, Sir John 165
Henry I 167
Henry VIII 167
Malmesbury, William of 167
Ordgar, Earl 167
Ordulph, Earl 167
Peryn, Abbot John 167
Pomeroy, Rolf de 166
Ridd, John 167
Russell, Lord John 167
Warelwast, Bishop William 164
William I (Conqueror) 164