Barclay Fox's Journal Barclay Fox
Barclay Fox covered a great deal of ground. From his home in Falmouth, Cornwall, he engaged in shipping, fishing, mining, foundry management, farming, railways. He was constantly on the move, on horseback, by carriage and coach and frequently by coastal steamer. And yet he had time to engage in an intimate and extended family life. Related to other prominent Quaker families, the Fox family settled in Cornwall in the 17th century.Barclay Fox's Diaries offer an energetic and humane account of the early Victorian Fox family members, their business and home lives, their pleasures and their Quaker integrity and their wide and distinguished connections in society, literature and science. The late Professor R.L. Brett edited the previously unpublished manuscript of Barclay Fox's diaries. Since its first publication, new material has come to light and is published in this edition for the first time. The introduction has been revised, updated and supplemented by Charles Fox. Bert Biscoe provides an introduction setting this new edition in the context of Cornwall then and now.