File Llanstephan MS 122 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetry,

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Llanstephan MS 122 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].




  • [c. 1648] / (Creation)

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646 pp. Half bound.

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A manuscript, written in the same hand as Llanstephan MSS 123-125, containing poetry, the poets cited including Taliesin, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Lewis Glyn Cothi and SiƓn Phylip. The first half of the cywydd at p. 35 is missing. The poems at pp. 37, 40, 43 were copied from imperfect originals and are full of lacunae. That which appears at p. 292 is apparently not the beginning of the poem as there is a page left blank between this and the previous poem. On pp. 633-646 is an index, with the poets' names arranged alphabetically, 'made by Richard Morris for Wm: Jones F.R.S. in London 1746.'

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Llanstephan MS 122D). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 6085718. Date: 20040302. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Llanstephan MS 122D) : Front board detached, front pages detached. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Llanstephan MS 122D). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 6085718. Date: 20041102. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: D. Williams. Status: Manuscript Volume (Llanstephan MS 122D) : Reattached front board. Institution: WlAbNL.


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

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 609-620.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS D. 4.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 122 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 122.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 122 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..