Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Forfarshire by Easton S. Valentine was first published in 1912. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
1. County and shire. The county of Forfar; 2. General characteristics; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Rivers and lakes; 6. Geology and soil; 7. Natural history; 8. The coast line; 9. Coastal gains and losses. Sandbanks. Lighthouses; 10. Climate and rainfall; 11. People. Race, dialect, population; 12. Agriculture - main cultivations, stock, woodlands; 13. Industries and manufactures; 14. Minerals - quarries; 15. Fisheries; 16. Shipping and trade; 17. History of the county; 18. Antiquities; 19. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical; 20. Architecture - (b) castellated; 21. Architecture - (c) domestic; 22. Architecture - (d) municipal; 23. Communications - past and present; 24. Administration and divisions; 25. The roll of honour; 26. The chief towns and villages of Forfarshire; Illustrations; Maps.