Llanstephan MS 185 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
- 1698 (Creation)
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Bound in leather.
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Scope and content
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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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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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 773-774.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Phillipps MS 2159.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 185 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Place access points
Name access points
- Lhuyd, Edward, 1660-1709 (Creator)
Genre access points
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Llanboidy
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Defynnog
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Llanfihangel (Montgomeryshire)
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Trawsfynydd
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Llangadog
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Llanllywenfel
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Llanafan Fawr
- Inscriptions -- Wales -- Llandanwg
- Inscriptions -- England -- Herefordshire
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales