Wednesday, 8 July 2009
John Butler has kindly sent me a couple of scans from a cycling guide that used to belong to Arthur Stanley Eddington. His parents found it when they moved into Eddington's old house in Cambridge.
Quite apart from the connection with a famous man, the books themselves look as though they would be interesting. I see that is is possible to download a scan from the Internet Archive of the full "Contour Road book" for Northern England from 1897 here (not Eddington's copy, though!), and for Western England (which seems to include Wales) here. Scotland is here. There was another covering South East England, but I haven't found a full scan of it yet.
My original post is here and there is more about Eddington on Wikipedia here. Many thanks to John.
Posted by gom1 at 09:14