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Pant-coy Manuscripts
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Account book,

An account book, 1862, of John Harries, Pantcoy, recording payments to one hired worker and one servant. Only one page of the volume has been used.

John Harries [the younger].

Account book,

A notebook recording undated sales of meat. Only two pages of the volume have been used.

Accounts and jottings,

A notebook ?of David Jones, Tyngoed, Cayo, recording miscellaneous accounts and jottings, [c. 1835-1841[ (e.g. beginning work at 'Gyfarthfa' and Varteg, 1836, 'Account of the Rails', Welsh and English equivalent words and expressions, etc.).

Jones, David, Cayo

Arithmetic book,

An arithmetic example and exercise book based partly, according to a note on the first page, on 'Treeby's Astronomy' [i.e. S. Treeby: The Elements of Astronomy ..., London, 1821, or Upwards of seven hundred questions in Treeby's Elements of Astronomy ... [London, 1822]].

Arithmetic book,

An arithmetic example and exercise book of Roderick Roderick, 17 January, 1837.

Roderick Roderick.

Book of incantations, &c.,

A holograph book of incantations, astrological signs and calculations, bills and leaves from ledgers, 1814-1831, a printed final notice used in calling in accounts, Prophetic Almanack, 1825, etc. Also bound in the volume are memoranda and calculations, 1849-1856, and a bidding letter of Rees Evans of Bwlch-y-rhyw and Anne Thomas of Esgereithry, Cayo, Carmarthenshire, 1859.

John Harries and others.

Drover's accounts,

An account book, 1838-1839, of Roderick Roderick, a drover, containing records of cattle sales and of expenses incurred on visits from Lampeter to Leighton, Croydon, Maidstone, etc., and a bidding account.

Roderick Roderick.

Forms of demand,

Blank printed forms of demand, 182[ ], for the payment of money due to John Harries, Pant-teg, for medicine and medical attendance.

Instructions to assessor of taxes,

A warrant, 12 April 1836, and printed instructions to David Jones, presentor and assessor of taxes in the hamlet of Cwmtwrch, parish of Cynwil Gaeo, Carmarthenshire.

Medical lectures, &c.,

An incomplete volume containing notes and transcripts of printed lectures and papers on medical subjects, 1814-1837 and undated, and medical prescriptions.


Miscellaneous papers, including numerous draft horoscopes compiled in response to individual requests (e.g. Margaret Davies, 'Cerigcadarn', Jane Jenkins, Gwenddwr, Elizabeth Jones, Devil's Bridge, etc.); a holograph letter to 'Mr. Harris' from J. Williams, The Court, Brecon, [18]63 (a request for a horoscope); medical prescriptions; a fragment of a Welsh carol; and a line-and-wash drawing of (or by?) John Lloyd Jones, Brecon College [afterwards minister successively of St. Davids and of Crwys and Pen-clawdd Congregational Churches] (endorsed 'Thos. Davies, Froodvale Academy, Carmarthenshire').


Miscellaneous papers, including holograph letters to John Harries from James Williams, Summerton Farm, 1857 (requesting a receipt), William Lloyd, Cillia, 1860 (the illness of the writer's sisters), Thomas Thomas, Penlan, [18]60 (requesting information as to the writer's future wife), Mary Griffiths, Newport, co. Pembroke, [18]61 (the illness of the writer's sister) (written on the dorse of a letter, 4 February, 1860, from L. Lowther, Cardigan, to Capt. Thomas Griffith, Newport, relating to the recipient's accounts); a fragment of a diary [of John Harries], 1-7 January, 1871; etc.

Pant-coy Manuscripts

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  • 1813-1875

Manuscripts, 1813-1875, from the library of John and Henry Harries of Cwrt-y-cadno, astrologers, cunning men and conjurors. The collection includes records of patient prescriptions and payment, draft horoscopes compiled in response to patient requests, a printed astrological almanac with manuscript entries, patient correspondence, notes and transcripts of medical lectures, and medical treatises; together with general account books, miscellaneous papers, etc.

Harries family, of Cwrt-y-cadno.

Patients' accounts,

An incomplete ledger containing particulars of money due from individual patients for prescriptions and professional attendance, 1813-1831.

Treatise on urine,

An incomplete text of 'Colloqum Urine or treatise of urine' by Benjamin Williams, St. Dogmells Mills, co. Pembroke. The text is dated 1846, and the upper cover is lettered in gold 'Ben Williams 1845'.

Benjamin Williams.

Treatise on urine,

A fragment (pp. 76-83, 92-99) of a treatise on urine, in the same hand as NLW MS 11705A.

Benjamin Williams.