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THE ESKDALE PROJECT: GUIDEBOOK INFORMATION

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I am trying to include a wide selection of entries about Eskdale from early guidebooks and other topographical works, as much for the way they illustrate changing perceptions of the valley as for the (frequently second or third-hand) information they contain.

THE RESOURCES

Stanley Ghyll, by W.J.Bassett-Lowke

John Housman's notes, c1790

William Hutchinson, c1793

William Green, 1818-19

Rose, Allom & Pickering, 1838-9

"Sylvan's Handbook", 1847

Jonathan Otley, 1849 edition

Charles Mackay, 1852 edition

Black's Guide, 1853 edition

Harriet Martineau, 1855

William Whelan, 1860: Muncaster

George Matthews, 1866

M.J.B. Baddeley, 1886 edition

Herman Prior, 1890 edition: Broad Stand

Black's guide, 1900 edition

The "Gossipy Guide", c1902