Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)



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A book of hours,

A fragment of a Book of Hours, containing the Office of the Dead (imperfect), 'commemoratio animarum', and a rubric and prayer before the Psalter of St Jerome.


Securities for money advanced by two Antwerp merchants for the use of Queen Elizabeth, 1559-1563.
Both deeds still have their seals attached.


A manuscript containing four folios from a 14th century illuminated manuscript relating to scriptural and other eastern genealogies; the emblazoned pedigree of Thomas Williams by Griffith Hughes, 1638; and fragments of pedigree tables of the Salusbury, Grosvenor, Davenport, Egerton and other families.

Leges Howeli Boni

A volume containing a Latin text of the Laws of Hywel Dda transcribed, [1625x1632], by George William Griffith of Penybenglog, Pembrokeshire, from Merton College Oxford MS 323 which was then in the possession of the mathematician, astrologer and antiquarian Thomas Allen, Gloucester Hall and Trinity College, Oxford (see R. M. Thomson, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge, 2009), p. 248). It is one of thirteen surviving manuscripts containing the Latin text of the Welsh laws which belongs to redaction E as distinguished in Hywel D. Emanuel, The Latin Texts of the Welsh Laws (Cardiff, 1967), pp. 408-517.
The title-page, written in red and black inks, has a decorative initial 'H' with a miniature depicting Hywel Dda enthroned. The scribe writes a neat secretary hand reserving his legal hand for headings and Welsh words.

Griffith, George William, 1584-1655?

Letters, &c.,

Miscellaneous letters:- W. H. Goldwyer, Bristol, to Walter Scott [aft. Sir Walter Scott], 1818 (comments on an enclosed copy of a portrait of Rob Roy), W. H. Goldwyer and [Mrs.] H. Goldwyer [from Bristol] to their son[s] Henry [and John] Goldwyer, Edinburgh, 1822 (personal, the progress of the recipients' medical studies, a Masonic display in Bristol, personal), Sibthorpe Bayly, Dublin, to Henry Goldwyer, Bristol, 1836-1844 (2) (Dr. Ashe's estate) (together with a draft reply, 1844), and Reginald Smith [from Bristol] to Henry Goldwyer, 1840 (a tribute on the recipient's resignation from the 'Commandery of the Nine Elect', greetings from the 'Sir Knights'); the autograph signature of Charles Dickens cut away from a letter; a copy by 'F. P. R.' of verses ('Hoffnung') by Frederick Heyne, with a French translation by 'My Father'; and two fragments of folios of a fourteenth century Latin manuscript and a fifteenth century English manuscript used as end-papers.

Lewis Johnes' Book,

  • NLW MS 23985A.
  • File
  • [13 cent.], [16 cent., first ¼]-[17 cent., first ¼].

An imperfect copy, lacking title-page, and all following f. cxxxvi, of an unidentified early sixteenth-century printed edition of the Latin Decretales of Gregory IX. The text ends at the beginning of c. 1, X, De fideiussoribus, III, 22. Preceding the Decretales are sixteen originally-blank paper leaves, and a vellum leaf containing a fragment of a medieval Latin text, in a XIII cent. hand, originally used as a front pastedown, now raised and left as a fly-leaf. The covers bear blind-tooled rolled decorations of Oldham's 'heads in medallions' type, similar to his HM. h (29), identified as a London production of 1533-44; see further J.B. Oldham, English Blind-Stamped Bindings (Cambridge, 1952), 54 & plate L.
The volume was owned at the end of the sixteenth or beginning of the seventeenth centuries by 'Lewis Johnes', who added his name on ff. 16, xlvv, xlvi and inside rear cover. He also added pen trials and Welsh poetry to the sixteen preliminary blank leaves. The poems include an early cywydd attributed to Siôn Tudur (c. 1522-1602) (ff. 9 verso-10), a text seemingly first attested in Cardiff MS 2.114 of 1564-5, see Enid Roberts, Gwaith Siôn Tudur (Caerdydd, 1980) I, 672; an incomplete cywydd, attributed elsewhere to Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan (c. 1485-1553) (f. 12); and a series of 37 englynion of gnomic type, each beginning with 'Eira mynydd ...' (ff. 5 verso-9). These englynion are not among those appearing in Oxford Jesus College MS 111 (Llyfr Coch Hergest), col. 1028-9 (see Kenneth Jackson, Early Welsh Gnomic Poems, Cardiff, 1935, 22-6), and their form and contents suggest that they are later-dating imitations of the genre, seemingly unattested. The name of Lewis Johnes (or Jones), again in a late sixteenth- or early seventeenth-century hand, also appears in the first part of NLW MS 5283B (pp. 7, 98, 119, 126, 161, 166 and 170), a collection of cywyddau, mostly written in his hand, which begins with the above-mentioned poem attributed to Siôn Tudur. Johnes' legal connection, exemplified by his ownership of the Decretales, may also be reflected in the legal script which he adopts when writing his name on pp. 98 & 126 of this manuscript, a volume which also bears the names of Evan Johnes (p. 166), Hughe Johnes (p. 55) and Harry Jones (pp. 13, 43, 88, 140), possibly kinsmen.

Gregory IX, Pope, ca. 1170-1241.

Medical texts,

A Latin translation of the Arabic Almansor by Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya el-Razi Rhaeses. ('Albubecri arazi filii zacarie liber incipit qui ab eo vocatus est almasor' [sic]).

Miscellaneous tracts

A manuscript containing scholastic tracts including disputations on Aristotle's 'De Anima' said to have been collected by Master Benedict and pronounced by the Master Regent of 'Fragfordie' [sic] in 1418; treatises on 'ars algoristica', physiology, and astronomy; 'liber de causis', probably the work of David Iudaeus [David ben Yom Tov]; 'comptus norembergensis'; and fragments of other texts, including a sheet containing verses beginning 'lumina lauas surgens gelida manus vnda' (cf. Schola Salerni).

Ben Yom Tov, David, active 14th century

Peniarth Manuscripts Collection

  • Fonds
  • [12 cent.]-[1957]

A collection of manuscripts, [12 cent.]-1909, from the library of Peniarth, Merionethshire, the core of the historic collection being that of the library accumulated at Hengwrt, Merionethshire, by Robert Vaughan during the seventeenth century. The collection includes many of the most important Welsh language manuscripts, including the Black Book of Carmarthen (Peniarth MS 1), the Book of Taliesin (Peniarth MS 2), the White Book of Rhydderch (Peniarth MSS 4-5) and Brut y Tywysogion (the Chronicle of the Princes) (Peniarth MS 20), as well as important manuscripts in other languages such as the Hengwrt Chaucer (Peniarth MS 392), the Law of Hywel Dda (Peniarth MS 28), Beunans Meriasek (Peniarth MS 105) and Bede's De natura rerum (Peniarth MS 540B).

Secretum secretorum, etc.,

Miscellaneous astronomical treatises, psalms, prayers, and litanies - 'sortes apostolorum que numquam fallunt'; and the 'secretum secretorum' attributed to Aristotle.

Texts on astronomy

Latin texts in prose and verse, the bulk of the contents relating to astronomy. There are numerous coloured sketches and diagrams.

Aratus, Solensis

The 'Divinae Institutiones' of Lactanatius,

  • File
  • [15 cent.].

A vellum manuscript with illuminated capitals comprising an incomplete transcript of the 'Divinae Institutiones' of Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius.

The fifteen tribes of North Wales, etc.,

A manuscript (watermark 1838) in a parchment cover made out of an affidavit sworn at Swansea, 1821, containing transcripts from a manuscript or manuscripts of Peter Vaughan, A.M., vicar of Llangerniw [Llangernyw, co. Denbigh] as follows: two 'englynion' containing the names of the fifteen tribes of Gwynedd; 'A short acc[oun]t of the fifteen tribes of North Wales collected out of ancient B[r]itish MSS. by P[eter] V[aughan]', followed by an account of the five royal tribes of Cambria ('5 Brenhinllwyth Cymry'), with the names of 'Pump Kostawglwyth Cymry' and '3 byrriach Gwynedd'; the pedigrees of the fifteen tribes of North Wales, etc., drawn to Beli Mawr; the names of the kings of Britain to Brutus and to Cadwaladr and of the princes of Wales from Cadwaladr to Llewelyn ab Griffith; and 'A short acc[oun]t of the Archbishopricks & Bishopricks in England & Wales by P[eter] V[aughan] 1685'. The tenor of the affidavit forming the cover is that Robert Withecombe of the town of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, gent., knows Alexander Prole and Dorothea, his wife, two of the cognizors named in a fine. Loose in the manuscript is a fragment of a (?) fourteenth century legal manuscript in Latin, once used as a cover for a small book or manuscript.

The Stokes-Meyer facsimiles of Irish Manuscripts,

  • NLW MSS 4631-4695.
  • Fonds
  • [1875x1919].

A collection, [1875x1919], made by Whitley Stokes and Kuno Meyer of photographic facsimiles of Irish manuscripts, or of Latin manuscripts containing Irish glosses, etc.


Tracts on the Mass

A manuscript containing expositions of the canon of the Mass by Pope Innocent III, Odo, bishop of Cambrai, 1105-1113, Richard of Wedinghausen, and others.

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