A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 1. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1906.
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The genealogical volumes contain the family history and detailed genealogies of such houses as had at the end of the nineteenth century seats and landed estates, having enjoyed the like in the male line since 1760, the first year of George III., together with an introductory section dealing with other principal families in each county.
The general plan of Contents and the names among others of those who are contributing articles and giving assistance are as follows:—
Geology. Clement Reid, F.R.S., Horace B. Woodward, F.R.S., and others Palæontology. R. L. Lydekker, F.R.S., etc.
Contributions by G. A. Boulenger, F.R.S., H. N. Dixon, F.L.S., G. C. Druce, M.A., F.L.S., Walter Garstang, M.A., F.L.S., Herbert Goss, F.L.S., F.E.S., R. I. Pocock, Rev. T. R. R. Stebbing, M.A., F.R.S., etc., B. B. Woodward, F.G.S., F.R.M.S., etc., and other Specialists
Prehistoric Remains. Sir John Evans, K.C.B., D.C.L., LL.D., W. Boyd Dawkins, D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., Geo. Clinch, F.G.S., John Garstang, M.A., B.Litt., and others
Roman Remains. F. Haverfield, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A.
Anglo-Saxon Remains. C. Hercules Read, F.S.A., Reginald A. Smith, B.A., F.S.A., and others
Domesday Book and other kindred Records. J. Horace Round, M.A., LL.D., and other Specialists
Architecture. C. R. Peers, M.A., F.S.A., W. H. St. John Hope, M.A., and Harold Brakspear, F.S.A., A.R.I.B.A.
Ecclesiastical History. R. L. Poole, M.A., and others
Political History. Prof. C. H. Firth, M.A., LL.D., W. H. Stevenson, M.A., J. Horace Round, M.A., LL.D., Prof. T. F. Tout, M.A., Prof. James Tait, M.A., and A. F. Pollard
History of Schools. A. F. Leach, M.A., F.S.A.
Maritime History of Coast Counties. Prof. J. K. Laughton, M.A., M. Oppenheim, and others
Topographical Accounts of Parishes and Manors. By Various Authorities
Agriculture. Sir Ernest Clarke, M.A., Sec. to the Royal Agricultural Society, and others
Forestry. John Nisbet, D. Oec., and others
Ancient and Modern Sport. E. D. Cuming and others.
Cricket. Home Gordon
Football. C. W. Alcock