File NLW MS 13897B - Copïau o lawysgrifau

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NLW MS 13897B


Copïau o lawysgrifau


  • 1890 (Creation)

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68 ff. (original pagination 1-17, 7-67, 73, 1-23; blank from f. 62) ; 185 x 140 mm.

Half-bound in leather and marbled boards

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This is one of a group of manuscripts which had belonged to Angharad Llwyd and which were bought in the Tyn-y-rhyl, Flintshire sale in June 1890 by William John Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), who later sold them to Egerton Grenville Bagot Phillimore (see f. 13).

The volume was bequeathed by 'Gwilym Cowlyd' to Dr Thomas Evans Jones, Llanrwst, in 1904 (see inside front cover).

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A volume containing transcripts, 1890, by William John Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd') from Llanstephan MS 182, part i, ff. 1-25v, one of a group of manuscripts which had belonged to Angharad Llwyd (see note under 'Tarddiad'). Included are 'Llyma ossedigaethau y Dernas o waith Dyfnwal Moel Mwdd ...' (ff. 6-7v), 'Llyma y modd i ranwyd ac i mesurwyd, ac y rifwyd Cantrefydd a Chwmwdau holl Gymru, yn amser Llewelyn ap Gruffydd ...' (ff. 8-13), and an English version of 'Y pedwar brenin ar hugain cadarnaf' (ff. 51-60). Interleaved between ff. 14 and 49 is an imperfect copy, wanting title page, pp. 1-6, 68-72, of George Owen Harry, The genealogy of ... James ... king of great Brittayne ... (London, 1604), with notes by 'Gwilym Cowlyd' on f. 50 and by R. D. Roberts on ff. 13v-14, 35v, 49.

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Early- and mid-seventeenth-century signatures include 'Edward Stedman' (between ff. 35 and 36);'George Corbett de Hem in comitatum Mountgomry ...'; 'Charles Whittingham gentellman' and 'Henery Whittingham' (between ff. 37 and 38).


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13897B

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  • Text: NLW MS 13897B.