Gleanings from the Records of Zephaniah Job of Polperro (2nd Revised edition)
By: Frank H. Perrycoste (author)Paperback
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Frank Perrycoste's "Gleanings from the Records of Zephaniah Job of Polperro", first published in 1930, is based on a meticulous examination of the ledgers, letter books and other records discovered 100 years after the death of Zephaniah Job, the 'Smugglers' Banker who financed the smuggling and privateering trade that flourished in South East Cornwall during the latter part of the eighteenth century. It amounts to one of the most detailed and comprehensive studies of life in Cornwall in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, providing modern historians and students of the period with an invaluable source of information on wages, prices of commodities and a wide variety of other aspects of life in the county at that time.
Frank Hill Perrycoste to live in Polperro, Cornwall, in 1898 where he developed a keen interest in local history. In the 1920s he was shown a large accumulation of papers, ledgers and letterbooks stored at Crumplehorn Mill that had once belonged to Zephaniah Job, the 'Smugglers' Banker' who financed the smuggling and privateering trade that flourished in Polperro in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Perrycoste spent the last remaining years of his life, before his death in October 1930, sifting through the records. His findings amount to one of the most detailed and comprehensive studies of life in Cornwall in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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