Transactions

The Devonshire Association (DA) is a hub of historical, scientific, artistic and literary enquiry. Supreme among its achievements are the annual volumes of its Transactions, which contain well over 2,000 papers and countless reports from the Sections since 1862.

  • See a list of titles of all papers published since 1862.
  • Abstracts are also available for each paper published since 1999.

The entire series covers an immense range of scholarly research relating to Devon and represents the greatest single repository of information about the county. It is recognized throughout the world as a valuable resource.

Submission of Papers

Anyone, whether a member of the DA or not, may submit a paper for publication. The only conditions are that the contribution deals with an appropriate Devon topic and that the manuscript is submitted according to the required format. All papers are peer-reviewed. See the Instructions for Authors.


Scanned copies of entire volumes 1862–1920

Scanned copies of the earlier volumes, almost in their entirety,(*) are freely available from the Internet Archive website at http://www.archive.org. After selecting a volume from the list below, it may be viewed by clicking ‘Read online’, or downloaded by clicking ‘All files HTTP’ and then right-clicking the pdf or djvu file. You may need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader or DjVu Browser Plug-in installed on your computer to view the files.

(*) The missing volumes are: IV 1870–1, VI 1873–4, XLI 1909 and L 1918

Two volumes of the Devonshire Domesday and Geld Inquest are also listed.

Trans Dev Assoc I 1862-66 Trans Dev Assoc XXVII 1895
Trans Dev Assoc II 1867-68 Trans Dev Assoc XXVIII 1896
Trans Dev Assoc III 1869 Trans Dev Assoc XXIX 1897
[1870-71] Trans Dev Assoc XXX 1898
Trans Dev Assoc V 1872 Trans Dev Assoc XXXI 1899
[1873-4] Trans Dev Assoc XXXII 1900
Trans Dev Assoc VII 1875 Trans Dev Assoc XXXIII 1901
Trans Dev Assoc VIII 1876 Trans Dev Assoc XXXIV 1902
Trans Dev Assoc IX 1877 Trans Dev Assoc XXXV 1903
Trans Dev Assoc X 1878 Trans Dev Assoc XXXVI 1904
Trans Dev Assoc XI 1879 Trans Dev Assoc XXXVII 1905
Trans Dev Assoc XII 1880 Trans Dev Assoc XXXVIII 1906
Trans Dev Assoc XIII 1881 Trans Dev Assoc XXXIX 1907
Trans Dev Assoc XIV 1882 Trans Dev Assoc XL 1908
Trans Dev Assoc XV 1883 [1909]
Trans Dev Assoc XVI 1884 Trans Dev Assoc XLII 1910 (wrongly dated at IA)
Trans Dev Assoc XVII 1885 Trans Dev Assoc XLIII 1911
Trans Dev Assoc XVIII 1886 Trans Dev Assoc XLIV 1912
Trans Dev Assoc XIX 1887 Trans Dev Assoc XLV 1913
Trans Dev Assoc XX 1888 Trans Dev Assoc XLVI 1914
Trans Dev Assoc XXI 1889 Trans Dev Assoc XLVII 1915
Trans Dev Assoc XXII 1890 Trans Dev Assoc XLVIII 1916
Trans Dev Assoc XXIII 1891 Trans Dev Assoc XLIX 1917
Trans Dev Assoc XXIV 1892 [1918]
Trans Dev Assoc XXV 1893 Trans Dev Assoc LI 1919
Trans Dev Assoc XXVI 1894 Trans Dev Assoc LII 1920

The Devonshire Domesday and Geld Inquest Vol 1 (1884-92) The Devonshire Domesday and Geld Inquest Vol 2 (1884-92)

Please note that the DA was not responsible for scanning the volumes, some of which may be incomplete or wrongly dated.