File Peniarth MS 327 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Letters and poetry,

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Letters and poetry,


  • [1550x1800]. (Creation)

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Peniarth MS 327i Extent: 263 ff. : Dimensions: 158 to 329 x 126 to 235 mm. Peniarth MS 327ii Extent: 334 pp. (foliated and paginated 3 blank ff. + ii ff. + 318 pp. + 3 ff.) : Dimensions: 106 x 131 to 324 x 207 mm. Peniarth MS 327iii Extent: 448 pp. (foliated and paginated 3 blank ff. + 442 pp.) : Dimensions: 152 x 103 to 330 x 213 mm. Peniarth MS 327i :Bound in green morocco. Peniarth MSS 327ii & iii :Rebound at NLW. Many leaves are very fragile.

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The manuscript is in three parts: the first part comprises letters to Hugh and Gruffudd Nanney, Robert Howel Vaughan, Mrs Baker, the Reverend Lloyd of Rug and others; the second part includes genealogical fragments and letters to and from Rhys Cain, Siôn Cain, Robert Vaughan and others; the third part includes a collection of poetry in Welsh by various poets including Siôn Cain.

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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.

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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), 1124-1126.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly numbered 529.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 327 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 327.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 327 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..