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The Autobiography of a Cornish Smuggler : Captain Harry Carter 1749-1809

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This is a softback edition, published in 1971, of a work which first appeared in 1894. It includes introduction and notes by John B. Cornish. Harry Carter came from Prussia Cove, between Marazion and Helston, and this memoir was passed down through his family. Although this area and the Cornish coastline in either direction are now well on the map, at the time he was plying his trade it was virtually unknown and almost inaccessible. The chief interest of this autobiography is that it presents a most authentic account of the smuggling which was carried on in the neighbourhood in the latter portion of the 18th century. Harry Carter finally renounced his illegal work (though this occupation was largely tolerated by the Cornish) and spent the last thirty years of his life farming quietly at Rinsey, and occasional preaching within the Weslyan Methodist tradition. This paperback is a little creased around the spine, and discoloured with age, but the pages are clean and the binding secure.

Item details

Author(s):
Captain Harry Carter
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1971
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
103
Publisher:
D. Bradford Barton Ltd.

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This is a softback edition, published in 1971, of a work which first appeared in 1894. It includes introduction and notes by John B. Cornish. Harry Carter came from Prussia Cove, between Marazion and Helston, and this memoir was passed down through his family. Although this area and the Cornish coastline in either direction are now well on the map, at the time he was plying his trade it was virtually unknown and almost inaccessible. The chief interest of this autobiography is that it presents a most authentic account of the smuggling which was carried on in the neighbourhood in the latter portion of the 18th century. Harry Carter finally renounced his illegal work (though this occupation was largely tolerated by the Cornish) and spent the last thirty years of his life farming quietly at Rinsey, and occasional preaching within the Weslyan Methodist tradition. This paperback is a little creased around the spine, and discoloured with age, but the pages are clean and the binding secure.

Author(s):
Captain Harry Carter
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1971
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
103
Publisher:
D. Bradford Barton Ltd.

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