File Peniarth MS 220 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Llyfr Salwyreu Dafydd Broffwyd,

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Llyfr Salwyreu Dafydd Broffwyd,


  • 1635. (Creation)

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658 pp. (foliated and paginated iv ff. + 650 pp.) : paper ; 187 x 149 mm. Rebound at NLW. The ink has eaten away at the paper in places.

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According to a note on the fly-leaf, the manuscript was purchased in London by a Mr Neville of Llanelli and presented by him to the Reverend Morris, parish of Llanelli, who in turn gave it to the brother of the scribe who penned the note; the scribe's brother then deposited the manuscript in the collection of Colonel Vaughan in June 1830.

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A metrical translation of Llyfr Salwyreu Dafydd Broffwyd (supposedly the work of Hugh Llwyd of Cynfal) in the hand of John Jones, Gellilyfdy. The manuscript was completed on 25 July 1635 (p. 644).

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

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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), 1045.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 383.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 220 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 220.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 220 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..