Proceedings at the Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting held at held at Barnstaple, 
24th to 26th July, 1917.

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  49, (1917) pp. 16-27


Maxwell Adams (General Secretary)

Prepared by Michael Steer

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Allen, Dr. E. J.16, 19
Bond, Mr Bligh18
Brackenbury, Mr. W.20
Brannam. Mr J.20
Brokenshire, Mr F.A16, 20
Brokenshire, Mr. F.R.20
Chanter, Mr Frank W16-7, 19
Chanter, Miss17
Chanter, Rev J.F17-9
Chichester, Miss21
Chope, Mr R.P.20
Clapham, Richard17
Clinton, Lord16
Cox, Miss20
Cresswell, Miss Beatrix17
Edwards, Dr H.J16
Elizabeth I20
Gay, John18-9
Harper, Mr Sydney16
Harper, Mr Sydney, Snr.19
Hicking, Mr J.20
Hiern, Mr W.P., F.R.S.16-21
Hopper, Mr A.E20
Jewell, Mr F.A16
Joce, Mr20
Jonys, Dr18
Oliver, Mr Bruce.W16, 18, 20
Partridge, Mr17
Peard, Mrs18
Pengelly, William16-7
Reed, Rev. T20
St Brannock19-20
St Petrock19
Taylor, Mr R.20
Warren, Rev. G.20
Whitley, Mr H. Michell18-9