File Llanstephan MS 177 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Kyvrinach y Beirdd, &c.,

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Llanstephan MS 177 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Kyvrinach y Beirdd, &c.,


  • [c. 1573] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

iv, 252 ff. (old foliation 1-19, 1-232).

Previously sewn in old parchment (thongs broken); subsequently re-bound at NLW.

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Archival history

The volume is inscribed 'R. Mountgomerie me possidet ex dono Roberti Powell Armiger' (f. 19b) and 'Richard Middleton de Castro Chircko' (f. 228b).

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Scope and content

A manuscript written c. 1573 (see f. 1) containing Kyvrinach y Beirdd (ff. 2-14a); and Humphrey Llwyd's English version of Brut y Tywysogion (ff. 1-227). The manuscript also includes poetry of Iolo Goch (f. 1); a rental of lordships in Powys (f. 228); and a Powys genealogy (f. 228b). Folios 229-232 are fragmentary and repaired.

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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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Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), p. 768.

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Existence and location of copies

Digital version available (July 2021)

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 177 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 177.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 177 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..