File Brogyntyn MS I.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Barddoniaeth

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  • 1599 (Creation)

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v, 569 ff. (original foliation 1-578 with errors) ; 280 x 190 mm.

Rebound, [early 19 cent.], in blind-tooled pigskin, on five raised bands with 'BRITISH POETRIE MS.' and 'PORKINGTON MANUSCRIPT No 3' in gilt on spine; inlaid into each cover is a blind-stamped panel, 240 x 150 mm. (front cover) and 230 x 150 mm. (back), with two rolls identifiable as Oldham, nos. 556 and 577, which are associated with London bindings of c. 1510-1529; positions of two clasps still visible; bottom edge of front cover repaired, [20 cent.], with a strip of lighter pig-skin with modern blind tooling.

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Archival history

'Porkington Library Shelf Case 4 No 3' (label inside front cover).

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Scope and content

A volume containing Welsh strict-metre poetry in the hand of Wmffre Dafis, vicar of Darowen, written in 1599 for his nephew, Theodore Price, sub-dean of Westminster Abbey.
The same scribe also wrote Bodewryd MS 1, BL Addl MS 14933, Llanstephan MSS 35, 118, and NLW MS 3056D (Mostyn MS 160). Jesus College MS 101 (see Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, 2 vols (London, 1898-1910), II, pp. 68-86) appears to be a straight transcript from this manuscript. A series of englynion in Welsh and Latin have been added in an early-seventeenth century hand on f. v.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Welsh, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Bottom of each page stained by water.

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A detailed list of the contents is available at

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

Online version available on the Library's website (viewed April 2016)

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Publication note

E. D. Jones, 'The Brogyntyn Welsh Manuscripts', National Library of Wales Journal, 5 (1947-8), 233-264 (pp. 234-236).

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Formerly Porkington MS 3.


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Preferred citation: Brogyntyn MS I.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: Brogyntyn MS I.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Bottom of each page stained by water; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO BROGYNTYN MS I.2.