Journal of Nicholas Cresswell

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Post by Piotrek81 » October 8th, 2019, 10:37 am

I've recently started watching the Townsends, a channel on YouTube focusing on the realities of the 18th century, soon-to-be-USA. One of the written primary sources mentioned in the channel videos is Journal of Nicholas Cresswell:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924013972009&view=1up&seq=1

From Wikipedia:
Cresswell was the son of a landowner and sheep farmer in Crowden-le-Booth, Edale, Derbyshire. At the age of 24, he sailed to the American colonies after becoming acquainted with a native of Edale, who was now resident in Alexandria, Virginia. For the next three years he kept a journal of his experiences, along with comments on political and social issues. He described slaves in Maryland dancing to a banjo, fashioned out a gourd, as "something in the imitation of a guitar, with only four strings".[2] He became unpopular due to his opposition to the independence cause in the American War of Independence.
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Post by KevinS » October 8th, 2019, 10:46 am

Interesting.

Published in 1924, but someone says it is in the public domain. And, even if it is not, 2020 is not so far off anyway.
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Post by Piotrek81 » October 8th, 2019, 12:19 pm

Oops... Didn't notice that.
I just assumed that since it's viewable on Hathi Trust it's OK for LV to do already.

Btw, here's a 15-minute video from Townsends about the book, in case you're curious:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veUXxUznbj8
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Post by KevinS » October 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Oops... Didn't notice that.
I just assumed that since it's viewable on Hathi Trust it's OK for LV to do already.

Btw, here's a 15-minute video from Townsends about the book, in case you're curious:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veUXxUznbj8
Thank you, I'll have a look.

And it could be that the book really is in the public domain.
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Post by m8b1 » October 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm

The Library of Congress also has it marked as Public Domain, and I cannot find a renewal. I think it should be fine.
https://www.loc.gov/resource/lhbtn.30436/?sp=1

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