File Llanstephan MS 185 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Antiquities, &c.

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Llanstephan MS 185 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Antiquities, &c.


  • 1698 (Creation)

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150 pp.

Bound in leather.

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A notebook of Edward Lhuyd, written 1698 (see pp. 10, 52), containing details of monumental inscriptions in Llanboidy (p. 6), Defynnog (p. 7), Llanfihangel (Mongomeryshire) (p. 17), Trawsfynydd (p. 31), Llangadog (p. 53), Herefordshire (pp. 58, 72), Llanllywenfel (p. 75), Llanafan Fawr (p. 77) and Llandanwg (p. 89); sketches of stone crosses (pp. 59-61, 73), stone circles (pp. 27, 44, 94, 99, 100) and further stones (pp. 2, 9, 42-3, 56), lime pit fossils (pp. 14, 44, 54, 62, 84-5, 145), a window (p. 3), Llangorse lake (p. 36), and the shore by Barry Island (pp. 37-8); and details of tombstones and their epitaphs (pp. 4, 11, 13, 39, 47, 63, 69, 81). The volume also includes notes relating to manuscripts and their owners (pp. 65-74), etc. An autograph note on p. 120 states: 'Mr. Edward Lhwyd was born at Lappiton parish, his nurse is now [?1698] living at Krew green (where he was nurs'd) 9 yre of her at Mrs. Judith Cowfield at Lappiton / his nurse says he is 41 years old 3 days before Michaelmas last according to Catherine Bowen his nurse to ye best of her memory'.

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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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English, Welsh.

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 773-774.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Phillipps MS 2159.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 185 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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