File Llanstephan MS 145 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetry,

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Llanstephan MS 145 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].




  • [1625x1750] / (Creation)

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70 ff., containing 168 numbered items. Half bound.

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Scope and content

A manuscript in the hands of the Reverend Samuel Williams, Moses Williams, Iaco ab Dewi and others, containing one hundred and sixty-eight numbered items, mainly poetry, including about two hundred and thirty-five triads (item 13). The poets cited include Taliesin, Bleddyn Fardd, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Siôn Cent and Siôn Phylip. Item 165 contains a genealogy of Welsh saints. Item 166 is a copy of cols 1165-1169 of the Red Book of Hergest. Item 167, which contains englynion, is in the hand of Edward Lhuyd, and was 'sent through the post to W. Baxter in Totnham Highcross near London'. Item 168 is a piece entitled 'A true Character ... of the Gentry within the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan during the Commonwealth'.

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Conditions governing access

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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Language and script notes

Welsh, English, Latin.

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Finding aids

J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 721-725.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS D. 8.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 145 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 145.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 145 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..