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105. 61 H. J. Fleure, The Races of England and Wales: A Survey of Recent Research (London: Benn Brothers, 1923), p. 102. , pp. 18, 84, 102, 105. 63 T. H. Andrew, ‘The “Cornish Fisherman Type”’, Man vol. 21 no. 9 (September 1921), pp. 137–9. 64 Paul Gilroy, Between Camps: Nations, Cultures and the Allure of Race (London: Allen Lane, 2000), p. 12. 65 Daphne du Maurier, Vanishing Cornwall: The Spirit and History of Cornwall (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972 ), p. 11. 66 S. P. B. Mais, The Cornish Riviera (London: Great Western Railway Company, 1928), p.
Thus Thomas, although deeply influenced and supported by Hudson, commented in The South Country (1909), which covered eight counties south of the Thames and east of Exmoor, including Hampshire, that it ‘would need a more intellectual eye than mine to 32 w e s s e x ta l e s / y i d d i s h e r s p i e l s istinguish county from county by its physical character, its architecture, d its people, its unique contribution of common elements, and I shall not attempt it’. In contrast, however, Thomas wrote confidently of the racial difference of the Cornish: In Cornwall many of the women looked less English than the men.
Indeed, Philip Payton makes the direct comparison between the two counties, referring to ‘the small minority of newspaper correspondents who, with calculated malevolence, responded to expressions of Cornish distinctiveness in angry retorts that insisted that Cornwall was no different to a Hants or a Herts’. ’5 Not surprisingly, Hampshire appears several times in Payton’s narrative of Cornish history as a typical, but undistinctive, English county, acting as a counter-example to the self-contained ethno-nationalist region that is his subject matter.