Peter Pool Collection

Solicitor's records: bills delivered book, 1960-1973; day books/desk notes, 1969-1988 (25).

Personal and research records: notebooks, c1957-1996 (38); deeds, Penare House, Penzance, 1870-1946; deeds, Boscovean, Heamoor, Penzance, 1833-1937; correspondence, photocopy deeds, probate papers etc, estates of Eric Randle and Muriel May Humphris, 1958-1978; correspondence, reports etc, Royal Institution of Cornwall, including records about the publication of 'William Borlase', 1972-2007; notes, correspondence, photocopied documents, tithings, 1980-1990; correspondence, notes, original illustrations, 'The Principal Antiquities of the Land's End District', 1975-1980; notes, photocopies etc, Penheleg manuscript, 1955-1980; notes, papers, correspondence, plans etc, 'The Ancient and Present State of St Michael's Mount, 1762', 1974-1994; photocopied lists of place names; alphabetical lists of field names in East and West Penwith; 'Hendaclow Penwyth', manuscript in Cornish; correspondence, proofs, reprinting of 'The Death of Cornish', 2005; folder of miscellaneous papers including correspondence and notes on Randle and Pool family histories, newspaper cuttings, photographs and proposal for Penwith Peninsula Project 1992; notes, Grylls properties in Zennor; notes, Polmennor; notes on documents held at Penlee House; family trees, various families; three folders of photocopies and typewritten notes on place names, used in editing Gover; notes on field names; correspondence, reports, papers, text of speeches, various subjects; photocopies of documents and articles and typewritten copy of book on Penzance; file relating to Cornish language including pamphlets, correspondence, publications, papers relating to the Cornish Language Society and Cornish Language Board and textbooks; notes, correspondence, copies of documents etc concerning the article 'The Spaniards in Mount's Bay 1595'; correspondence, copies of documents, notes, photographs, copies of articles etc concerning the book on William Borlase; Carne family history with covering letter.

Records of other individuals or organisations: calendar pictures, J and F Pool Limited, 1970s-1980s; scrapbook, Borlase family, 17th-20th century; sketchbook, paintings and sketches, Mary E Mills, artist and bard, 20th century; correspondence and notes of Frank Cargeege, 1934-1942 with various pamphlets, orders of service, programmes etc, 1924-1976; photocopy and original notes and correspondence, R Morton Nance, 1920s-1930s; 'Kernow', Cornish language magazines, 1934-1936; Cornish calendars, 1956, 1958, 1962, 1963; photograph possibly of Quance Farm; photograph, unveiling plaque commemorating site of battle of Stratton, 1971; sale catalogue, Castle Horneck Estate, Penzance, 1939; copies of letters re Congregational Sunday School; photograph, Penzance Old Cornwall Society[?], 1980s; photocopy deeds, Tinners Arms, Zennor, 1925-1962; photocopy deeds, Lower Drift farm and mills, Sancreed, 1894-1959; solicitor's bill, sale of Bosorne, St Just in Penwith, 1839; picture, memorial to Ann Amelia Riggs, 1842; photocopy deed, premises in Lower Quarter, Ludgvan, 1904; deeds etc, various properties, Zennor, 1868-1903; photocopies, manuscript of 'Topography of West Penwith' by C Henderson with annotations by C H Jewell; photocopies, Huer's signals, Penwith, 1920s; notes for 'Borough of Penzance: Its History, Past and Present' by C Aitken, 1943; notebook, Cornish place names, unknown author; scrapbook, Gorsedh, Old Cornwall Societies etc, 1950s in weather journal, 1883-1888; correspondence, plans, papers etc belonging to Vivien Russell, archaeologist, concerning excavations at Chapel Jane in Zennor, Carfury and Boscreege and Try in Gulval, publications of 'Atlas of West Penwith' and West Penwith Survey, and letter from her aunt, 1930s-1980s; scrapbook of newspaper cuttings etc, Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society, 1841-1949; photocopies, maps covering West Penwith annotated with field names; correspondence, notes, photograph, photocopy of first minute book, West Cornwall Field Club later Cornwall Archaeological Society, 1932-1985; sale catalogues, farms and houses, Cornwall, 1980s-2000s; programme, Newlyn Fish Festival, 1995; leases, probate records, certificates etc, trustees of Frederick Pool, deceased, 1903-1966; sheet music, 'Tyr Ha Tavas' and 'Trelawny', 1930s; Henry Jenner's notes on St Michael's Mount, 1923; souvenir menu, William Murdoch celebration dinner and papers re Murdoch House appeal, 1992.

Peter Pool Collection
Reference numberX1383
Date17th century-2007
FormatVarious formats
Access statusOpen
Admin historyPeter A S Pool (1933-1996), was a solicitor with the Penzance firm Pool, Purchase and Stokes. A letter from him when he sold his house in October 1987 mentions that he has virtually retired from practice. In one of his notebooks he writes [probably in the late 1970s] that he is a bard; fellow of Society of Antiquaries; Henwood medallist; past president of Penzance Old Cornwall Society (5 times); past president of Royal Institution of Cornwall (and now editor); treasurer of the Cornish Language Board; member of Board of Cornish Studies; author of 'History of Penzance' and other books. Full biography available at
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