File NLW MS 3061D [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Cywyddau

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  • [c. 1690]-[?mid 18 cent.] (Creation)

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254 ff. (paginated i-x, 1-498; pp. 33-40, 117-120, 191-196, 406-481, 488-496 blank) ; 320 x 190 mm.

Bound in speckled brown leather; double gold fillets on covers; five raised bands on spine.

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Book-plate of 'William Vaughan Corsygedol', as well as his signature, dated 'Feb: 1737-8', inside front cover.

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Welsh poetry relating for the most part to the families of Nannau and Cors y Gedol, together with a history of the Gwydir family, etc. Pages 1-184 and 197-213 were transcribed, [c. 1690], by 'John Davies, commonly called John David Laes, a family poet at Nannau' (pp. iii, 497); pp. 217-232 and 289-295 are in the autograph of the Rev. William Wynn (p. 295); and pp. i-vii, 497-498 are in the hand of Lewis Morris of Anglesey. The remainder of the manuscript seems to belong to the first quarter of the eighteenth century.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Welsh, English, Latin.

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Finding aids

A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), pp. 267-274.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Mostyn MS 165.


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Preferred citation: NLW MS 3061D [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 3061D [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 3061D.