File Llanstephan MS 7 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - The poetrical works of Lewis Glyn Cothi, Ieuan Brechfa and others,

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Llanstephan MS 7 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

The poetrical works of Lewis Glyn Cothi, Ieuan Brechfa and others,

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  • [1501x1560]. (Creation)

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364 pp.Half-bound in leather.The folios are discoloured by damp on the outer half, and rubbed and worn at the edges and corners, where the text is often imperfect.The folios are discoloured by damp on the outer half, and rubbed and worn at the edges and corners, where the text is often imperfect.

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Archival history

Sir John Lewis once owned the manuscript according to the statement of his chaplain Sion Wiliam (p. 329).

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Scope and content

A manuscript containing poetry of Lewis Glyn Cothi, Ieuan Brechfa and other poets, written in several hands of the early and mid sixteenth century.
Hands A (pp. 1-40, 351-2), B (pp. 41-102, 151-8, 297-332), and Bb (pp. 271-96, 333-50, 353-64) belong to the first quarter of the sixteenth century, while Hand C (pp. 103-50, 159-247, 250-59, 262-70) belongs, apparently, to the second quarter. Other folios contain other somewhat later hands. Hand B uses 'ρ' for 'dd' throughout, while hand Bb uses 'dd' mostly (cf Peniarth MS 70). Pp. 351-2 are in a different hand and misplaced in the manuscript. The ends of some lines of text are wanting, though some of them have been completed by a later hand. Neither the beginning nor the end of the cywydd on p. 158 is legible and its lines were evidently never all complete.

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Conditions governing access

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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Welsh.

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Finding aids

J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 433-441.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS C. 26.

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Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 7 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls006070457

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 7.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 7 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - The folios are discoloured by damp on the outer half, and rubbed and worn at the edges and corners, where the text is often imperfect.; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..