This is the front page to all the content that the DA hosts about Devon, rather than about itself.

You will know when you are in this section of the site because the header shows an extract from Domesday (“In the City of Exeter the King has 300 houses …”). Also, the sidebar at the right has a search box; and a list of newly added Devon content replaces the list of DA’s upcoming events.

This section is being actively developed: you can read about the proposals in the webmaster’s blog.

Contemporary content

Abstracts of papers published in our Transactions

Section Reports

Our annual conferences are held in a different Devon town each year. Our Sections produce reports on that town and its surroundings and collectively these provide a useful introduction to the place:

Other contemporary content:

Title page of Transactions 1894

A typical early title page

Historical content

From our Transactions

Over 1,300 papers and hundreds of Reports from various Sections and Committees were published before 1921.

We are building up a series of accurate transcriptions of papers and reports published in these early volumes. These few examples give an indication of the wide range of what’s available:

19th century
20th century

Note that in view of the up to a hundred years or more of later research, we make no claims as to the accuracy of these papers. They are intended to serve several purposes, including: to form a basis for further research; to bring possible overlooked information into the light; to improve on the often poor quality text available from the automatically scanned volumes on Google and the Internet Archive; and lastly – just to enjoy reading about how things used to be, what we used to do, and what we used to believe.

Source information

See the source clouds page for lists of the most common authors, locations and topics for all the Devon content on this site.