Pryce (William)

  • d. 1790
  • scholars
  • Redruth
A medical practitioner based in Redruth, Cornwall, who was also an author on mining and mineralogy, an antiquary and an advocate of the Cornish language.
scribes:Pryce (William)
Pryce, William, Archæologia Cornu-Britannica: or, an essay to preserve the ancient Cornish language; containing the rudiments of that dialect, in a Cornish grammar and Cornish-English vocabulary [...], Sherborne: W. Cruttwell, 1790. <link> <link> <link> <link> Google Books: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
Pryce, William, Mineralogia Cornubiensis: a treatise on minerals, mines, and mining ... To which is added, an explanation of the terms and idioms of miners, London: James Phillips, 1778.  
A vocabulary of terms, with sporadic references to Cornish (e.g. s.v. costean), is found on pp. 315-331, headed “An explanation of the Cornu-technical terms and idioms of tinners, including those which used in the lead-mines and colleries of Great-Britain”.
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See also: RedruthRedruth
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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
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