File Llanstephan MS 189i & ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Lexicon Cambro-Britannicum

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Llanstephan MS 189i & ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Lexicon Cambro-Britannicum


  • 1721-1722 (Creation)

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Llanstephan MS 189i: 354 ff.
Llanstephan MS 189ii: 145 ff.

Bound in full calf.

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Archival history

Inside the cover is the bookplate of 'John M. Traherne, F.R.S.', who gave the volume to 'The Lord Bishop of St. David's, August 1851'.

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A manuscript containing 'Lexicon Cambro-Britannicum' by William Gambold, late of Exeter College, Oxford, later rector of Puncheston in Pembrokeshire. Part i of the manuscript contains an English-Welsh dictionary of '88 sheets, writ in 7 months' and completed 'Sep. 14. 1722'. The material was 'collected out of Dr. Davies's Latin-Welsh Dictionary, the Welsh translation of the holy Bible, several approved Welsh Authors, and common use'. There are three columns to each folio. Part ii contains a Welsh-English dictionary of '36 sheets', begun 'Nov. 27. 1721' and completed 'Feby. 17th 1721/2'. There are three columns to each folio.

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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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English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), p. 776.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

Available as a facsimile at the Library.

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For Llanstephan MS 189ii see also Llanstephan MS 190, which contains a second and enlarged edition of this text.

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Llanstephan MS 189i is numbered '24', also '91'.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 189i & ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 189i & ii.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 189i & ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - Llanstephan MS 189i & ii (Facsimile).