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Cadic, François (1864-1929)

Coordinated by Fañch Postic

CRBC, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest.

Born in Noyal-Pontivy (Morbihan, France), François Cadic (1864-1929) was ordained a priest in 1889. He continued his studies at the Institut catholique in Paris and at the École pratique des hautes études where he followed Henri Gaidoz’s courses. François Cadic is one of the most important collectors in Lower Britanny. Despite an occasional collaboration with the Mélusine journal in 1894, he turned away from the folk movement and its journals, which he considered too elitist and too costly: for him, oral literature, which he wanted to keep alive, was first and foremost a means of apostolate.

Keywords: Collectors and collections | Apostolate | Clergyman | Last quarter of the 19th century | First quarter of the 20th century | Brittany | Oral literature

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