File NLW MS 11119B - Harrieses of Cwrtycadno,

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NLW MS 11119B


Harrieses of Cwrtycadno,


  • 1911, 1924-1930 / (Creation)

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Arthur Mee: Magic in Carmarthenshire. The Harrieses of Cwrt-y-Cadno, being a brochure printed at the 'Star' Office, Llanelly [in 1911], for private circulation. Inset are a printed list of additions and corrections, and two holograph letters from the author from Llanishen, Cardiff, to F. S. Price, Swansea, 1924-30.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

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For further material relating to John Harries, Cwrt-y-Cadno, see NLW MS 672A, which contains a composite volume belonging to, and partly in the hand of, John Harries comprising a transcript of a medical treatise on 'Galvanism', transcripts of a series of astrological texts, and extracts from 'Sibly's Astrology'; see also NLW MS 11117B, which is a volume belonging to John Harries and containing his holograph book of incantations, astrological signs and calculations, Prophetic Almanack for 1825, etc.; for Mee's printed work, see Arthur Mee: Magic in Carmarthenshire ... (Llanelly, [1911]).

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For further information on John Harries, Cwrt-y-Cadno, see Ellyn Francis: 'The wizards of Cwrt-y-Cadno', parts I & II in Carmarthenshire Life (November and December 2003), pp. 38-41 in both volumes; see also Richard C. Allen: 'Wizards or Charlatans - Doctors or Herbalists? An Appraisal of the 'Cunning Men' of Cwrt y Cadno, Carmarthenshire' in North American Journal of Welsh Studies, Vols I, II (Summer 2001).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 11119B

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January 2009.


  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961);

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  • Text: NLW MS 11119B.