The Victoria history of the county of Derby, England
Derbyshire has had many careful workers upon various subjects dealing with its history, yet no author has hitherto completed a history of the whole shire. Thomas Bateman in his works on the results of his excavations on the tumuli and other remains in Derbyshire, and Stephen Glover in his incomplete work, The History and Gazetteer of the County of Derby, and several others in the last century, not to speak of many earnest workers still living, have, however, done much to bring to light the records of the past relating to their county. The Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological Society, under the guidance of a series of able editors, has also produced many valuable papers touching both the archaeology and history of the county.
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The following series of papers will, it is hoped, give some idea of the natural history of Derbyshire as far as it has been investigated at present. The general features of the Geology of the county have been dealt with so fully in the article on that subject, that it is unnecessary to add anything with regard to them here.