File NLW MS 24087A - Henry Jones, Penrhôs, medical notebook

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NLW MS 24087A


Henry Jones, Penrhôs, medical notebook


  • 1823-1860 (Creation)

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iii, 28 ff. (ff. i-iii and 26-28 are modern flyleaves) ; 170 x 105 mm.

Bound in quarter cloth over boards, [?1970s]; 'MS HENRY JONES (1799-1886)' (ink on spine); John Cule book plate inside front cover.

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Given to Cule in 1971 by Edgar Thomas, Reading, whose father was Henry Jones's nephew (see Thomas's letter, 16 March 1971, tipped in inside back cover).

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Notebook, 1823-1860 (watermark 18[?2]1), of Henry Jones, a farmer at Penrhôs, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, containing mostly medicinal recipes (ff. 2, 6-8, 9 verso-10 verso, 13, 14, 15 verso-18, 19 verso-24, 25 verso) and veterinary recipes (ff. 1 recto-verso, 3 recto-verso, 5, 8 verso-9, 11-12 verso, 13 verso-14, 15, 21 verso).
Also included are recipes for yeast (ff. 24 verso-25 verso), a few religious notes (ff. 5 verso-6), and notes, dated 21 January 1823, relating to sword exercise, closely corresponding to the Adjutant-General's Office, Regulations and Instructions for the Cavalry Sword Exercise (London, 1819), p. 89 (ff. 18 verso-19).

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  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

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Welsh, English, some Latin.

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A few small tears repaired with minimal loss of text.

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