File Peniarth MS 119 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Letters of Robert Joseph of Evesham,

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Letters of Robert Joseph of Evesham,


  • [mid 16 cent. - 18 cent.]. (Creation)

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742 pp. : paper ; 302 x 200 mm. Bound in rough leather.

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The manuscript belonged at one point to Edward Lhwyd. It later became part of the Sebright collection and was then bought into the Hengwrt collection.

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A manuscript written in several hands comprising poetry of Siôn Cent and others; the text of Meddygon Myddfai; a catalogue of the Hengwrt manuscripts; letters of Robert Joseph, monk of the Abbey at Evesham, in Latin; measures of land in Caernarvonshire; and other texts.
A list of Robert Joseph's correspondents can be found in Bensley's Catalogue (see below for details).

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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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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), 726-730. A description of the manuscript and its Latin text can also be found in Professor Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), 7-9.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 351.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 119 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 119.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 119 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..