Here the author gives a brief biography of the local historian George Roberts. Roberts had produced a well known local guidebook and was twice mayor of Lyme during the mid 19th century.
About Some Account of Lyme Regis
This guidebook to Lyme includes an eclectic mixture of facts: ghost stories, local legends, celebrated historians, the origins of street names. By the late 19th century Lyme was a famous tourist destination, and this book shows that there was already an interest in the town's growing catalogue of interesting personalities and anecdotes. By this time the town's recent history was of as much interest to tourists as its geology.