This leather bound volume (Brooke’s Gazetteer) today is in poor condition, but this is obviously due to it being heavily used. It has been hand stitched to keep the front and rear cover in place. It is the 16th edition of Brooke’s General Gazeteer, originally published by Richard Brookes (1721 – 1763)
The inside front pages are hand written on. They indicate that Matthew Anderson was in Carshope on March 30th 1826, and at Brize on July 20th 1856. The rear blank pages also contain hand writing but this is very difficult to read.