File NLW MS 1986B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Hywel's Laws, &c.

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Hywel's Laws, &c.


  • 1773-1774 (Creation)

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i, 122 ff. ; 210 x 165 mm.

Quarter leather and marbled paper over boards.

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A manuscript in the autograph of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing transcripts of the Laws of Hywel Dda from an unidentified manuscript (ff. 1-9) and from the White Book of Hergest (ff. 63-67); a transcript of a commonplace book, temp. James I, the contents of antiquarian interest, being mostly concerned with Druidism and early British history (ff. 25-49); a list of the contents of the White Book of Hergest (f. 68) and transcripts of parts of it (ff. 69-74); a list of the hundreds, commotes and parishes of Wales (ff. 87-110); and various other extracts, etc.
For the text beginning at f. 75 see Peniarth MS 267, pp. 83, 86, 115; for the text beginning at f. 84 see op. cit., p. 26; for the text beginning at f. 86 verso see op. cit.; for the text beginning at f. 111 see op. cit., pp. 53-76.

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

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Welsh, English.

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Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1905), 824-825.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 17.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 1986B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 1986B.
  • Text: NLW MS 1986B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..