- [1765x1787] (Creation)
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NLW MS 1978iB: 205 ff. (foliated i-iii, 1-109, 111-203 with insertions; old foliation 1-85 on ff. 111-195, now partially overwritten; ff. i verso-iii verso, 196 verso-203 verso blank) ; 205 x 165 mm.
NLW MS 1978iiB: 153 ff. (foliated 110-262; ff. 140-146 verso, 262 recto-verso blank) ; 200 x 160 mm.
NLW MS 1978iB: Leather over boards; bookplate of Evan Evans inside front cover (now covered over with paper).
NLW MS 1978iiB: Five copybooks, paper covers.
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A transcript, in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), of 'Brut Gruf. ab Arthur', a compiled version of Brut y Brenhinedd 'transcribed from a very old copy of the British History on Vellum' (NLW MS 1978iB, ff. 1-109 verso, and NLW MS 1978iiB, ff. 110-261 verso); together with copies of correspondence, 1758-1765, of Edward Richard of Ystrad Meurig School and Lewis Morris, relating to Ieuan Fardd, Morris's health, literary criticism and Celtic antiquities, with special reference to Camden and Nennius (NLW MS 1978iB, ff. 111-192); and copies of two letters from 'Dr. Phillipps' [the Rev. James Phillips], Blaen y Pant, to Edward Richard (NLW MS 1978iB, ff. 192-194). Also included is a table of contents (ff. 195-196) and a pedigree of St David (f. 261 verso).
The text of Brut y Brenhinedd was the original of the text of Brut Gruffydd ab Arthur printed in the second volume of the Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales.
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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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Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1905), 809-813.
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Available on microfilm at the Library.
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Formerly Panton MS 9.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 1978i & iiB.
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- Evans, Evan, 1731-1788 (Subject)
- David, Saint, active 6th century (Subject)
- Nennius, fl. 796 (Subject)
- Morris, Lewis, 1701-1765 -- Health (Subject)
- Camden, William, 1551-1623 (Subject)
- Richard, Edward, 1714-1777. (Subject)
- Morris, Lewis, 1701-1765 (Subject)
- Phillips, James, 1703-1783 (Subject)
- Pughe, W. Owen (William Owen), 1759-1835 (Subject)
- Morris, Lewis, 1701-1765 -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Richard, Edward, 1714-1777 -- Correspondence (Subject)