File Llanstephan MS 198 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Surveys of Gower,

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Llanstephan MS 198 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Surveys of Gower,


  • [1598x1650]. (Creation)

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84 pp., interleaved throughout.Half bound.Final page imperfect.Final page imperfect.

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The manuscript formerly belonged to Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Neath.

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A manuscript containing surveys of Gower in the time of Elizabeth I and of Oliver Cromwell. The first part of the volume contains a copy of a Survey of Gower Anglia, written in Latin and English, the original having being made around 1576-1578. The second part of the volume contains a copy of the Survey of the Seigniory of Gower, the text of which can be found in a Survey of Gower Anglica, pp. 1-94.
The text of Gower Anglica may be found, with certain variants and a few slight omissions, on pp. 97-121 of Surveys of Gower and Kilvey, which was issued as a supplemental volume by the Cambrian Archaeological Association in 1870. G. G. Francis, who edited the Surveys in 1861, superintended the binding in 1846.

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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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English, Latin.

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), p. 782.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 198 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 198.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 198 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Final page imperfect.; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..