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Guide to Ilfracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth, with Maps

London: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1908), illus, maps, 81 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

During the Victorian and Edwardian periods, Ilfracombe in particular developed into a major seaside holiday resort. As well as arriving by road, many visitors travelled by paddle steamer. Ilfracombe, with its attendant beauty spots, was the main cruise destination for services from Bristol and Cardiff. In 1874 the Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway (later the London South Western Railway, Southern Railway and British Rail) first brought visitors to Ilfracombe by train. The single line railway was so successful that in 1888 work began on doubling the track to Barnstaple and it later carried direct trains from both Waterloo and Paddington, eventually handling some 10,000 passengers on summer Saturdays until its closure in 1970. The arrival of the railway was accompanied by many other changes. Lifestyles, fashions and people's outlook on life were influenced by new ideas and produce from throughout the empire. This small, 'handy', green-covered, cloth-bound guide to three of North Devon's major tourist spots, retailed for 6d in 1908. The Guide contains a description of the coastal region around Ilfracombe and Lynton with an account of "the best inland expeditions". The text is extracted from the North Devon and North Cornwall volume of Baddeley's series of Thorough Guides. The small book is replete with dozens of business advertisements and several lists of Thomas Nelson's products. This rare and much sought-after book 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.


Names extracted from advertisements in the un-paginated section preceding page 1
Bailey, W H & Son  
Lossock, William  
Loveless, Henry  
Smyth, W H  
Wilson, Dr Andrew FRSE  
Names from the paginated text
Ainsworth, Harrison 76
Ashe, William 66, 73
Austen, Jane 77
Austin, Matthew 66, 72
Baddeley 78
Beaconsfield, Lord 71
Beaucaire, Monsieur 66
Becket, Thomas A 17
Bede, Adam 76
Blackmoor, R D 11, 46, 62
Bonaparte, Napoleon 70
Borrow 77
Bowden 11
Bronte, Charlotte 77
Brown, Tom 76
Bunyan, John 77
Caffin 13
Castle, Agnes & Egerton 66, 69-70
Charity, John 66, 69
Charles, Prince 69
Chichester 17
Clifford, Mrs W K 66
Collingwood 3
Constantine, Sir John 66-7
Cooper, Fennimore 77
Coventry, Kate 76
Craik, Mrs 77
Crusoe, Robinson 77
Defoe, Daniel 77
Dickens, Charles 76-7
Doone family 44, 46-9, 52
Doone, Lorna 46-7, 70
Dumas, Alexander 77
Durward, Quentin 76
Eliot, George 73, 76
Elsmere, Robert 66, 73
Esmond, Henry Esq 76
Forbes, S Russell, PhD 80
Fortescue 19
Foster, W R 79
Gaskell, Mrs 67, 77
Gissing, George 66, 72
Granville 3, 8, 79
Grieve, David 66, 73
Gulliver, Lemuel 77
Halifax, John 77
Hancock, Mrs 62
Hannington, Bishop 62
Harding 11
Hardtmuth, L & C 81
Hope, Anthony 66, 71, 74
Horner 38
Hughes 76
Hugo, Victor 76
Hyne, C J Cutcliffe 66
Jacobs, W W 66, 70
Jennifried 56
Jewell, Bishop 11
Kingsley, Rev Charles 77
Kipling, Rudyard 67, 70
Lee 14-6, 56-7
London, Jack 66-7
Lovelace, Lord 25
Lytton, Lord 77
Macnaughtan, Miss 66-9
Malet, Lucas 66
Marner, Silas 76
Mason, A E W 66, 69
Merriman, Mr Seton 69
M'nab, Christina 66-7
Nauroy, Vicomte de 67
Nelson, Thomas & Sons 65, 73-6, 78-80
Newnes, Sir George 23, 39
Norris, Frank 66-7
Norris, W E 66, 70, 72
Parker, Sir Gilbert 66, 69, 72
Pasture, Mrs H de la 66-7
Phillpotts, Eden 66, 70
Reade, Charles 77
Rhodes, Cecil 71
Ronald 24
Scott 76
Siegfried 53
Sigmund, King 53
Smith 81
Snow, Nicholas Esq 24
Steel, Mrs Flora Annie 66, 70
Stevenson, Robert Louis 67
Stowe, Mrs 77
Swift, Jonathan 77
Tarkington, Booth 66
Thackeray 76
Tracey family 17
Tracey, William de 17
Twist, Oliver 76
Vachell, H A 66, 69
Vellacott 33
Victoria 7-8
Wade, C F 25
Ward, Mrs Humphry 66, 73-4
Waterman 81
Whiteing, Richard 66, 72
Whyte-Melville, G J 76
Wichalse family 57
Williamson, CA & CN 66-7
Wogan, Captain 69
Wood, Mrs Henry 77