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Glimpses of Peebles
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (345 pages)
Author: A. Williamson
Originally published 1895, this is a history of the town of Peebles from 1760 onward, giving an account of the most memorable events and personalities native to that small town over the course of some 135 years. The glimpses are in detail, and often were fresh in the memory of the townsfolk who recounted them to the author.
There are detailed sketches of folk festivals, of executions, parliamentary elections, and tragic occurrences. Prominent families likewise are discussed, along with the successful sons and daughters of the town. And of course, the preachers, theologians, industrialists, and literati all play a prominent role as Peebles increases from a small town of less than 2000 people to one many times that size. On the whole, this is a detailed look at an expanding town as it grew over the course of a century and a half.
This CD consists of scans of the whole of the original book, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: it is not searchable.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later