- [c. 1613] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
358 ff. (ff. 107-356 verso blank) ; 410 x 270 mm.
Rebound, [early 19 cent.], in blind-tooled pigskin, on five raised bands with 'THESAURUS LINGUAE LATINA ET CAMBRO BRITANNICAE OPERA THOMAE GULIELMI', 'VOL 2 1608' and 'PORKINGTON MANUSCRIPT No 5' in gold on spine; inlaid into each cover is a blind-stamped panel, on a darker brown calf, c. 355 x 230 mm., from a binding, on four bands with two clasps by Nicholas Spierinck (d. 1545/6) of Cambridge, using his signed roll (cf. Howard M. Nixon, Five centuries of English bookbinding (London, 1978), no. 7, pp. 26-27), together with a diaper roll (Oldham no. 604), both also found on inlays on MS I.3; see also Brogyntyn MS I.36.
Name of creator
The notes 'R. Owen ex donis J: Morral Atturnatus' (f. iii) and 'Donum Jo: (Johanis) Morral at R. Owen' (f. 1) show that the volume was given to Sir Robert Owen (d. 1698) of Brogyntyn by John Morrall (d. 1688) of Cilhendre, Dudleston, Shropshire. 'Porkington Library Shelf 1 Case 4 No 3' on label inside front cover. Watermark in end-paper dated 1807.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A volume containing the second part of a transcript (begun in Brogyntyn MS I.9) by John Edwards, Plas Newydd, Chirk, of part of Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ et Cambrobritannicæ... by 'Syr' Thomas Wiliems, Trefriw (now NLW Peniarth MS 228).
The contents continue the dictionary from E to Indeclinabilis and corresponds to Peniarth MS 228, vol. ii, ff. 2-113. The text is written in a neat italic hand, two columns on each page; the Latin words are written in red ink, the Welsh definitions in black, quotations from Welsh literature in green, and the names of authors and titles of the works quoted in purple. Spaces are sometimes left for the later addition of the Welsh quotations.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.10). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4594942. Date: 20030207. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.10) : Front endpaper detached and back joint of endpaper broken. Institution: WlAbNL.
Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.10). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4594942. Date: 20040205. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Jenkins. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS I.10) : Attached endpaper and repaired joint. Institution: WlAbNL.
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
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Leaves excised between ff. 224 and 225, 285 and 286; leaves affected by damp. The inlay on the lower cover shows worm damage predating re-use.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
E. D. Jones, 'The Brogyntyn Manuscripts', National Library of Wales Journal, 6 (1949 -50), 309-328 (pp. 316-325, 328).
Formerly Porkington MS 5.
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: Brogyntyn MS I.10 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Place access points
Name access points
- Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622? (Subject)