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Wirt Sikes

William Wirt Sikes (1836 - 1883) was an American journalist and writer, perhaps best known today for his writings on Welsh folklore and customs. In June 1876 Sikes was appointed U.S. Consul at Cardiff, Wales. Over the next few years Sikes produced a number of pieces on Welsh folklore, mythology, and customs, collected as British Goblins; Welsh Folk-Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends, and Traditions (1880) and Rambles and Studies in Old South Wales (1881). He also wrote Studies of Assassination ...See more