- [1575x1850] / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
64 pp. (paginated iii pp. + 1a + 58 pp + 2 pp.) + 58 interleaved blank pages ;304 x 210 mm.Half-bound in modern vellum and marbled-paper sides.The manuscript has been severely affected by damp.The manuscript has been severely affected by damp.
Name of creator
Memoranda on p. i gives some of the provenance of the manuscript: It was bought by G. B. Phillimore from Mr William Ridler, book seller, of 45 Holywell St, Strand, in the summer of 1884; William Ridler had bought the manuscript (along with others also bought be Phillimore) at the sale of the collection of Alfred J. Horwood Esq. of the Temple. The manuscript was given to W. R. M. Wynne on 21 October 1888.
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Scope and content
A draft translation of Buchedd Gruffudd ap Cynan, with corrections and additions in the autograph of Thomas ap William, Trefriw. Also included in the manuscript are some Latin hexameters; an order in pursuance of a warrant under the Royal sign manual for the payment of a quarter's annuity of £100 to Diana Hotham or her assigns, 28 October 1806; and memoranda concerning the manuscript.
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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.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part I (Aberystwyth, 1940-3), 15 and in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), 85.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 434 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Gruffydd ab Cynan, King of Gwynedd, 1055?-1137 (Subject)
- Hotham, Diana (Subject)
- Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622? (Subject)