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Penzance Natural History & Antiquarian Society 1883-84

Author: various
Copyright: 1884

Description: 148 pages (* pages 297 - 442 plus index), many leading scholars of the day were members of this society. The book is a fascinating look at the society's activities for the year 1883-84.

Subjects include: Excursions into the Penwith Countryside, Monthly Temperature & Rainfall Penzance, Flora & Fauna, Cornish Mining, Stone Circles of Cornwall, Cornish witchcraft, Cornish names, Penwith churches, Cornish folklore and much much more. 

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  

Item: BB031
Price: $ 10.00

General Index: *Note: this index is for 4 volumes, match the page number to the volume.

Algae, Marine, of West Cornwall - 315

               of East Cornwall - 331

Alternation of Generations in Animals -295

                                      Plants -294

American Waterweed (Elodea) - 288

Anemones, Marine, Edible - 433

Antiquities, Cornish, and Modern Research - 22

Ballowal Tumulus - 14

Barrow at Pennance - 310

         Tregeseal - 19

Bee, Common Hive, Economy of - 183

Bees of West Cornwall - 101

Beetle Mites (Oribatidce) - 155, 422

Beetles of West Cornwall - 52, 420

Birds, Migration of - 435

Bog Mosses of West Cornwall - 381

Bosigran Hill Castle - 311

Bosullow Crehyllis  - 312

Botanical Study, A - 372

Botany, Systematic, Notes on - 398

Breage Church - 93

Brittle Stars (Ophiocoma) - 220

Bronze Celts - 74

Calculus developed in Horse's Stomach - 442

Carn, Marsh, Wood, and Hedgerow - 372

Caverns of Cornwall, Natural and Artificial - 285

Chapel Karn Brea Tumulus - 13

Church of Breage - 93

Madron - 312

St. Hilary - 98, 174

St. Just - 18

Towednack - 201

Zennor - 307

Chun Castle - 312

Codium amphibium - 296

Coleoptera of West Cornwall - 52

Collembola and Thysanura - 52, 421

Comets - 288

Cornish Antiquities - 22

      Colloquialisms - 353

      Folk-lore - 132, 347

Cornish Lamps - 225, 258

Language - 295

Miracle Plays - 16

Names and their Meanings - 126

Proverbs - 71, 259, 347

Superstitions - 184, 347

Words with a History - 235

Vocabulary of Words and Expressions - 354

Cornubiana - 347

Cornwall, Giant Myths of - 195

       Caverns of - 285

       East, Seaweeds of - 331

       West, Coleoptera of - 52, 420

                Diatoms and Desmids of - 272, 423

              Fauna and Flora of  - 85, 424

                Fungi of - 38, 239, 423

                Hepaticae of - 121, 422

               Hymenoptera Aculeata of - 101, 227, 421

              Ichneumonidee of - 340

              Lepidoptera of - 253, 420
                Lichens of - 205, 422

                Mollusca, Land and Fresh-water, of - 403
                Mosses of - 117, 381, 422

               Oribatidse of - 155, 422

               Polyzoa, Marine, of - 359

              Seaweeds of - 315

               Sphagnums of - 381

                Thysanura of - 52, 421

     Wild Bees of - 101

Council, Annual Reports of the - 7, 83, 195, 307

December Flowers - 248

Diatoms and Desmids of West Cornwall - 272, 423

Divining or Dowsing Rod, Use of - 432

Documents, Ancient - 175

Donations to the Society - 297, 429, 438, 440

Eggs of Extraordinary Size - 442

Electric Ray, or Torpedo - 409

Emblematical Flowers - 439

Epeira Diadema (Garden Spider) - 157

Eucalyptus Trees, Twin - 293

Euphorbia Hiberna (Irish Spurge) in Cornwall - 438

Euphrasia, and its forms - 113

Excursions of the Society - 13, 87, 195, 307

Fauna and Flora of West Cornwall - 85, 424

Fisheries Exhibition and the Fish Supply - 369

Fishes, Teeth of - 263

Flowers in December - 248

Flowers, Emblematical - 439

Folk-lore of Cornwall - 132, 347

Foot of a Fly - 434

Foraminifera from Marazion - 442

Fossil Shells at St. Erth - 288, 439

Fungi, Edible - 282, 426

     of West Cornwall - 38, 239, 292, 423

Ghosts and Witchcraft - 165

Giant Myths of Cornwall - 195

Goatsucker, Niditication of, in West Cornwall - 283

Godolphin House - 95

Gurnard's Head, Pre-historic Structure at - 310

Hals' Parochial History - 179

Hepaticse of West Cornwall - 121, 422

Heraldry - 178

Hill Castle at Trencrom - 198

          Bosigran - 311

Hive Bee, Common - 183

Holly and Mistletoe - 292

Hymenoptera Aculeata of West Cornwall - 101, 227, 421

Ichneumonidre of West Cornwall - 340

Influence of the Fisheries Exhibition - 369

Jaws of Snakes, Mechanism of - 393

Kidleywink, The Four Alls - 176

Lamps, Old Cornish - 225, 288

Land and Fresh-water Mollusca - 403

Legend of Pengersic Castle - 89, 352

Lepidoptera of West Cornwall - 253, 420

Lichen Supper - 417

Lichens, Edible - 434

      of West Cornwall - 205, 422

Loligo vulgaris (Common Squid) - 151, 175

Madron Church - 312

Marasmius Oreades (Fairy Ring Mushroom) - 426

Matches and Tinder-box - 428

Mate, or Paraguayan Tea  - 286

Mausoleum of the Price Family - 180

Meanings of Cornish Names - 126

Meetings of the Society - 173, 282, 425

Members of the Society - 5, 81,191, 303

Mermaid of Zennor - 308

Meteorological Tables - 170

Migration of Pilchards - 430

           Birds - 435

Miracle Plays, Cornish - 16

Mites (OribatidK) of West Cornwall - 155

Mollusca, Land and Fresh-water - 403

Mosses, Growth and Fertilisation of - 295

     of West Cornwall  - 117,  422

Mossists on the Tramp - 387

Mount's Bay Volunteers, (1805-6) - 75

Mushroom Culture - 287, 432

Names of English Plants - 287

Newspaper Printing - 427

Nelson, Notes on - 440

Oak, British, Growth of - 431

Officers of the Society - 3, 79, 189, 301

Oribatidse of West Cornwall - 155, 422

Oscillatoria cyanea - 202

Parasites of an old Buoy - 181

Pengersic Castle - 87

Pennanee Barrow - 310

Picts' House at Stennack - 200

Pilchards, Migration of - 430

Plants, Alternation of Generations in - 294

     and Animals, Analogies between - 437

Polyzoa of West Cornwall, Marine - 359

Pond Hunting - 177

Post-office a Century ago - 427

Price Family, Mausoleum of the - 180

Proverbs, Cornish - 71,259, 347

Reports of the Council - 7, 83, 193, 305

Hose, Shamrock, and Thistle - 439

St. Hilary Church - 98, 174

St. Just Church - 18

       Plan-an-guare - 15

Sale by the Candle - 441

Schistostega osruundacea - 425

Sea Anemones, Edible - 433

Seaweeds, Esculent  - 167

        of East Cornwall - 331

        of West Cornwall - 315

Snakes, Jaws of - 393

Sphagnums of West Cornwall - 381

Spider, Garden (Epeira Diadema) - 157

Spurge, Irish (Euphorbia Hiberna), in Cornwall - 438

Squid (Loligp), Economy of - 151, 175

Starfishes, Brittle (Ophiocoma) - 220

Storm Predictions - 296

Study, A Botanical - 372

Sundew (Drosera), an Insectivorous Plant - 293

Superstitions, Cornish - 184, 347

Supper, A Lichen - 417

Systematic Botany, Notes on - 398

Teeth of Fishes - 263

Thysanura of West Cornwall - 52, 421

Tinder-boxes and Early Matches - 428

Torpedo, or Electric Ray - 409

Towednack Church - 201

Tregeseal Barrow - 19

Trencrom Hill Castle - 198

Venus, Transit of, as observed from Newlyn - 289

Volunteers, Mount's Bay, in (1805-6) - 75

Witchcraft and Ghosts - 165

Words, Cornish, with a History - 235

Zennor Church - 307

     Mermaid - 308

"     Quoit - 203

 

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