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Place-names and history

Allen Mawer

Place-names and history

Robert Spence Watson memorial lecture, delivered before the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, September 25, 1922.

by Allen Mawer

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Published by University Press of Liverpool, Hodder and Stoughton for the Survey of English Place-names in Liverpool, London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL20808603M

Since Alan Rayburn has been writing a popular column called 'Place Names' for Canadian Geographic. In it he delves into the sources of Canadian place names, and in so doing reveals a treasure trove of Canadian history and myth. This volume brings together over sixty columns Rayburn has written; it is at the same time a fine and accurate reference for Canadian place names and a .


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