Lee R. Gandee

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Lee R. Gandee
Born 8 May 1917(1917-05-08)
Gabes Creek, Roane Co., West Virginia
Died 9 October 1998 (81)
West Columbia, Lexington Co., South Carolina
Noted work(s) Strange Experience: The Autobiography of a Hexenmeister (1971)

Lee Rauss Gandee (May 8, 1917 - October 9, 1998) was an American teacher and hexenmeister who wrote about folk traditions, particularly the the powwow (brauche) system of the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Selected Bibliography

  • Gandee, Lee R. (1970), The Witches of Fairfield, S.C., Highland Park, IL: Clark Pub. Co.  — on the trial of Mary Free Ingelman, accused of witchcraft in 1792
  • Gandee, Lee R. (1971), Strange Experience: The Autobiography of a Hexenmeister, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall 

In addition to his books and essays, Gandee was also a frequent contributor to FATE Magazine beginning in the 1950s.

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