- [c. 1560-1580]. (Creation)
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i-iv, 1-146 ff.Calf.Ff. 135-143b are more or less imperfect.Ff. 135-143b are more or less imperfect.
The signature of 'Moses Williams M.A. 1718' occurs on the flyleaf.
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Scope and content
A manuscript containing the poetical works of Lewis Glyn Cothi, Tudur Aled, Tudur Penllyn, Sion Cent, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Rhys Cain and others. There is some controversy as to whether f. 137 contains work by Llewelyn ab Ieuan or by Deio ab Ieuan Du. The volume is labelled 'Odlau a Chywydda. A. 4°'.
Ff. i-ii, 137-143b are not in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript, and ff. 144b-146 are in a modern hand. Ff. 1-56 may be copied from Peniarth MS 109; the order of the poems is the same at first, but the readings do not always agree, and there are four poems in this manuscript which are not in Peniarth MS 109. Pp. 11-96 of Peniarth MS 77 are copied from this manuscript. William Salesbury or Sir T. Wiliems has written what looks like 'rhyderch ap Howel ap Dauyd' on f. 136b.
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Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 496-498.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Shirburn MS E. 9.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 39 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Name access points
- Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622? (Subject)
- Salisbury, William, -1660 (Subject)
- Lewis Glyn Cothi, active 1440-1490 (Subject)
- Tudur Aled, approximately 1465-approximately 1525 (Subject)
- Llewelyn ab Ieuan (Subject)
- Deio ab Ieuan Du, fl. 1450-1480 (Subject)
- Rhys Cain, -1614 (Subject)
- Tudur Penllyn, approximately 1420-1485 (Subject)
- Siôn Cent, approximately 1367-approximately 1430 (Subject)
- Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn (Subject)