- [1875x1919]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
Whitley Stokes (1830-1909), lawyer and Celtic scholar, qualified as a barrister in 1855 and worked in a legal capacity in India from 1862 to 1882. He is most famous, however, as a Celtic scholar, having studied Irish, Breton and Cornish texts and published numerous works in this field. He obtained many honourary degrees and was a Fellow of the British Academy. Kuno Meyer (1858-1919), of Hamburg, was a Celtic philologist, an accomplished linguist and translator and noted also as a poet. He made the Irish language the great passion of his life, encouraging its regeneration through the learning and maintenance of the tongue and, in 1903, founding a school of Irish studies and scholarship.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection, [1875x1919], made by Whitley Stokes and Kuno Meyer of photographic facsimiles of Irish manuscripts, or of Latin manuscripts containing Irish glosses, etc.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4631-4695.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions, with a detailed index, are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Preferred citation: NLW MSS 4631-4695.
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951);