Item NLW MS 23981E, f. 71. - Kuno Meyer letter,

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NLW MS 23981E, f. 71.


Kuno Meyer letter,


  • 27 September 1907. (Creation)

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1 f. (originally folded as two leaves)

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The letter was apparently passed on to Sir John Williams, who by 1907 was the owner of the Peniarth manuscripts; it was later given by him to NLW.

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NLW; Internal transfer; December 2012; 006374364.

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A letter, dated 27 September 1907, from Kuno Meyer, Basel, Switzerland, to W. R. M. Wynne of Peniarth, Merionethshire, relating to the death, on 25 September, of the philologist Prof. John Strachan.
Strachan died of pneumonia a while after catching a chill at Peniarth. Meyer was asked by the Congress of Philologists, which he was then attending at Basel, to inquire into the circumstances of his death and accuses Wynne's household of neglect.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23981E, f. 71.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23981E, f. 71.