File Brogyntyn MS I.4 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Barddoniaeth a phroffwydoliaethau

Identity area

Reference code

Brogyntyn MS I.4 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Barddoniaeth a phroffwydoliaethau

Date(s)

  • [1649x1660] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

iv, 176 ff. (paginated 1-352; ff. i-iv and pp. 92, 342-348 blank) ; 190 x 145 mm.

Rebound, [early 19 cent.], in blind-tooled pigskin, on five raised bands with 'BRITISH POETRIE MS.' and 'PORKINGTON MANUSCRIPT No 7' in gilt on spine; inlaid into each cover is a blind-stamped panel, 150 x 115 mm., on a darker brown calf, from a late-eighteenth or early-nineteenth century blind-stamped binding with a foliage and flower design which includes a stamp and two rolls also found on the inlaid panels on MS I.1, probably tools belonging to the rebinder. 'Porkington Library, Shelf 1, Case 4, No. 3' (label inside the front cover).

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

'Welsh Poems including a good collection of the Brudiau or Prophetic Poems' (note in nineteenth-century hand on f. i); 'No 7' (label pasted onto f. iii).

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Scope and content

A volume containing poetry mostly in strict metre, together with some prose items and a significant body of prophetic prose or vaticinatory verse, transcribed between 1649 (see pp. 285-288) and 1660 by Wiliam Bodwrda; the volume would appear to have been 'No. 17' in his own collection of manuscripts (see f. iv and p. 342).
The cited works are mainly those of fifteenth-century poets, including eulogies by Lewys Glyn Cothi and prophetic poetry by Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd o Fathafarn and Robin Ddu. Several pieces of prophecy are either anonymous or attributed to ambiguous and obscure authors such as Taliesin, y Bardd Cwsg and y Bergam. Eulogies composed in praise of the Bodwrda family are found on pages 181-193 and 285-288. Wiliam Bodwrda himself has paginated the manuscript from 1-341, but some of these numbers have been cropped in binding. The paper, according to the transcriber's practice, has been folded before use giving three vertical creases on every page, the left-hand crease being used as a guide for the alignment of the text. The transcriber uses a catchword on the bottom right-hand corner of most verso pages.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4584573. Date: 20020123. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4) : Leather lifted from spine and front joint broken. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4584573. Date: 20040312. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: G. Edwards. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4) : Joint and spine repaired. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.3 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4584573. Date: 20021129. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4) : Handling and fingermarks on some pages, Mould and water staining on book block prior to binding, front board detached with spine leather from shoulder, leather worn and joints broken near caps, endbands loose, slight wear near corner of lower board, tight back spine split, edges of some leaves cut into script in places, minor tears to some leaves and endpapers. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.4 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4584573. Date: 20030707. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: G. Edwards. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.4) : Repaired damaged spine only as per instructions. Institution: WlAbNL.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Language and script notes

Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Affected by water staining (pp. 1-15); brown stains between pp. 169 and 176.

Finding aids

A detailed list of the contents is available at http://www.llgc.org.uk/catpdf/brogi04.pdf

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Publication note

E. D. Jones, 'The Brogyntyn Welsh Manuscripts', National Library of Wales Journal, 6 (1949-50), 149-161.

Publication note

Dafydd Ifans, 'Bywyd a Gwaith Wiliam Bodwrda (1593-1660) o Aberdaron' (University of Wales MA thesis 1974), vol. II, 470-490.

Notes area

Note

Formerly Porkington MS 7.

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Title based on contents.

Note

Preferred citation: Brogyntyn MS I.4 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls004584573

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: Brogyntyn MS I.4 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Affected by water staining (pp. 1-15); brown stains between pp. 169 and 176; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO BROGYNTYN MS I.4.