- [early 17 cent.] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
298 pp., repaired throughout.
Bound in pigskin.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A manuscript containing cywyddau brud and other poetry (pp. 7-8, 13-78, 87-94, 101-111, 115-130, 135-136, 154-298), the poets cited including Taliesin, Dafydd Nanmor, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and Siôn Tudur; prophecies of Merlin (pp. 79-86, 112-114, 131-134, 137-140); two imperfect documents of the Bishops of St Asaph and Gloucester, dated 1627 and 1596 (pp. 9, 11); 'Swynion a Meddeginiaetheu'; &c.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Welsh, English, Latin.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Text often imperfect at the outer edges, or altogether fragmentary.
J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 764-767.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 173 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Merlin (Legendary character) -- Prophecies (Subject)
- Hanmer, John, 1575 or 6-1629 (Subject)
- Bullingham, John, d. 1598 (Subject)