Joseph Yelloly Watson (1817-1888). 'A Compendium of British Mining with Statistical Notices of the Principal Mines in Cornwall; To Which is Added the History and Uses of Metals and a Glossary of the Terms and Usages of Mining,' subscribers list at the back, 82 pages, in a modern contemporary binding with gilt lettering to the spine, a very good copy, Printed for Private Circulation, London, 1843. Watson was a mining agent with the London firm of Watson and Cruell. He became a member of the Geological Society and wrote on mining and historical subjects, drawing chiefly on data from Cornwall, this work gives details of mining processes, the layouts of mines, the working conditions of miners (including figures for wages and working hours) and the typical management structure of a mine, with information on shareholders, profits and accounting. This work covers the mining districts of Gwennap, Camborne, Illogan, St Ives and Marazion etc.
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