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The History of Scarborough (1882)
by Joseph Brogden Baker
andThe History of Scarborough (1931)
by Arthur Rowntree (and others)
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downloadable pdf is computer searchable.
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Two books with the same titles, but written 50 years apart. There is little duplication between them, for instance Baker's covers Prehistoric times, whereas Rowntree's starts with the Roman period. There is good coverage of the Castle, port and harbour along with churches, non-conformists etc. Unfortunately, there is no index in the earlier book (not a problem on the CDrom, as that is searchable). There are over 500 pages in each of the books.
In order to give you a better idea of the information in the book the following items are available here on line:
Bakers "History of Scarborough"
Rowntree's "History of Scarborough"
The above Acrobat files were extracted from the CDrom and show the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.
The list of illustrations for Baker's History of Scarborough
- View of Scarbrough and St. Mary's Church
- Map of Roman Roads
- Ancient House of King Richard III.
- Ruinsof the Castle.
- Drawbridge of the Castle.
- Fac-simile of Ancient Document.
- Oldest View of the Borough.
- TheOld Wooden Spa.
- Portrait of Richard Dickenson.
- South View of Scarborough, 1737
- Portrait of Admiral Sir John Lawson.
- Autographs of Eminent Men Newbrough Bar.
- Map of Footpaths.
- Arms on the Gate Towers of the Castle.
- Ancient Deed Chest.
- St. Mary's Church
- Gateway and Entrance to the Town.
- A Knight's Effigy.
- Coins during the Siege.
- Entrance to Old Shambles.
The list of contents for Rowntree's History of Scarborough
- APOLOGIA .
- ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES
- INTRODUCTION. GENERAL. HOW GEOGRAPHY GOVERNS HISTORY, by
M. Black, M.A., F.G.S., F.R.G.S.
- PREHISTORIC SCARBOROUGH. R. E. Mortimer Wheeler, M.C., M.A.,
- Appendix: THE "LINEAR EARTHWORKS" OF SCARBOROUGH AND
- THE ROMAN SIGNAL STATION. R. G. Collingwood, M.A., F.S.A
- THE CHURCH AND PARISH. A. Hamilton Thompson, M.A., D.Litt.,
- Appendix: LIST OF VICARS, etc.
- THE BOROUGH, 1163-1500. Jean W. Rowntree, B.A.
- THE CASTLE. HISTORY, DESCRIPTION
- THE KEEP, by D. Montgomerie, F.S.A.
- Appendix: SURVEY OF 1538
- THE PORT AND HARBOUR
- Appendix: PETITION TO QUEEN ELIZABETH FROM THE BAILIFFS AND
- SCARBOROUGH IN THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES.
A. J. Grant, M.A., Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds
- TWO CENTURIES OF DISCOVERY, 1626-1825
- A CENTURY OF GROWTH, 1826-1925
- THE GOVERNMENT OF SCARBOROUGH
- MEN AND WOMEN
The chapters to which no name is attached are written by the editor,
Arthur Rowntree, Fellow of University College, London.
- NOTES .
- LIST OF NAMES ON THE OLIVER'S MOUNT WAR MEMORIAL
- LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS
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