Saturday 2 December 2017 saw the launch of our publication no. 30, A Spiritual Botanology,
edited by Adam N. Coward. The launch (pictured left) took place at
Pontypool Museum on Saturday 2 December 2017. Adam is pictured below.
Botanology’, published here for the first time, offers fascinating
insights into the nature of eighteenthcentury Welsh medical,
horticultural, religious, and literary cultures, as well as to the life
of its author.
Society members receive a copy, while non-members can order a copy for £28.
No. 29, I hope to have a good passage...: the business letters of Captain Daniel Jenkins, 1902-1911, edited with an introduction by David Jenkins, was launched on 10 December 2016 (pictured right).
volume comprises the text of a 500-page copy letter-book kept by
Captain Daniel Jenkins (1871-1922) between 1902 and 1908 and in
1910-11, during periods when he was in command of several Cardiff tramp
steamers. These letters are probably unique as it seems likely that
they are the sole remaining first-hand record of the trades plied by
such vessels in the early twentieth century.
No. 28, Cas Gan Gythraul: demonology, witchcraft and popular magic in eighteenth century Wales. By T.P., edited by Lisa Tallis.
This unique, relatively
short, text offers the fullest treatment of witchcraft in Wales in the
vernacular, during the early eighteenth century.
The author shares his own experiences and beliefs and those of his
neighbours and acquaintances, by relating his conversations to the
reader, giving his work a rich and authentic feel.
Our first bilingual publication, the book was launched at Swansea
Museum on 24 October 2015. The editor is pictured here with her family
at the event.