File Llanstephan MS 57 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Repertorium poeticum and Codd. MSS. Britannicorum Catalogus,

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Llanstephan MS 57 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Repertorium poeticum and Codd. MSS. Britannicorum Catalogus,


  • [1705x1742] / (Creation)

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i, 1-294 ff. (originally paginated 1-364 followed by foliation 1-97).

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A manuscript in the autograph of the compiler, Moses Williams. The first part, entitled 'Repertorium Poeticum', contains poetry, the names of the poets arranged in alphabetical order and the first lines of the poems given under the authors' names, with references to sources but without regard to the alphabetical order of the first word in the said lines: this work therefore differs from Williams's Repertorium Poeticum ... (London, 1726), where the lines are arranged in the alphabetical order of the first word, and the author's name is added at the end of every line. The second part of the manuscript, entitled 'Codd. MSS. Britannicorum Catalogus', contains an attempt to indicate the manuscript sources of certain Welsh subjects, which are arranged alphabetically.
The references are more or less confined to manuscripts at the British Museum and at Jesus College, Oxford, to those belonging to John Powell of Talgarth (for whom see Llanstephan MSS 27, 41, 45, 62), and to those belonging to Moses Williams himself.

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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), p. 554.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS E. 46.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 57 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 57.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 57 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..