File Llanstephan MS 117 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Miscellanea,

Identity area

Reference code

Llanstephan MS 117 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Miscellanea,

Date(s)

  • 1544-1552 / (Creation)

Level of description

File

Extent and medium

330 pp.Half bound in calf.Imperfect in the middle, with many leaves missing; wanting beginning and end.Imperfect in the middle, with many leaves missing; wanting beginning and end.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

The name of 'Robert Thomas, 1581' occurs on p. 142.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A manuscript containing poetry (pp. 17-42), the poets including Taliesin, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnt and others, with poetry included also within other sections of the text; triads attributed to Taliesin (p. 16); the Rood legend (pp. 97-103); apocryphal gospels (pp. 104-153, 259-269, 272, 274-276); the Purgatory of Patrick (pp. 202-212); lives of saints (pp. 161-187); proverbs and adages, etc. (pp. 10-12, 14-15, 299-300); prayers (pp. 13, 238-250, 255); vocabulary (pp. 95-96); a planisphere, calendar, planetary tables and other astrological material (pp. 43-86, 89-90, 281-291); interpretation of dreams (pp. 91, 94); palmistry (pp. 92-93); directions concerning bleeding, medical recipes, etc. (pp. 1-9, 87-88, 236, 277-280, 300c-301); &c. A note on p. 221 states that 'Ieuan ap William ap dd: ap ejnws ajysgrivenodd yllyvr hwn i gyd ari gost ihvn i gael o bobyl ddifyrwch o hono alles yw heneidiav o hwn'; there are, however, a few pages (pp. 139-142, etc.) in other hands. There is a table of contents at the beginning in the hand of Richard Morris, 1784-1785, and another at the end by ?William Jones, who states that the manuscript was 'procured me by Mr. Holmes of the Tower'.
The dates appended to many of the subjects in the text show that the binder is responsible for the present derangement of the folios.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 2.1. Action: Digitized. Action identifier: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). Date: 20140807. Site of action: NLW. Authorization: NLW. Authorizing institution: Bill Endres of the University of Kentucky. Extent: pp. 132, 136, 166. Type of unit: Pages.

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Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 568-579.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Available on microfilm at the Library (NLW Film 1168).

Available on Library of Congress film at the Library (readers should be directed to this in the first instance).

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Notes area

Note

Formerly Shirburn MS D. 30.

Note

Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 117 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number

vtls006085246

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Dates of creation revision deletion

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Accession area

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Physical storage

  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 117 (NLW Film 1168).
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 117 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Imperfect in the middle, with many leaves missing; wanting beginning and end.; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - Library of Congress Film (Llanstephan MS 117).