Peniarth MS 541 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
- [13-18 cents]. (Creation)
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Extent and medium
36 ff. (foliated 12 ff. + 24 ff.) : vellum and paper ; 103 x 105 to 271 x 198 mm. Guarded and bound in buckram in 1977.
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Scope and content
Fragments of manuscripts found with MS 540B, possibly once part of Peniarth MS 326 (see D. Huws, 'A Welsh manuscript of Bede's De natura rerum', Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, XXVII, p. 492). They comprise a leaf from Gerard of Cremona's Latin translation of Aristotle, De Caelo et terra, XIII cent. (f. l); a leaf of the Middle English Dives and Pauper, XV cent. (see NLWJ, xxii, p. 347) (f. 2); a fragment of a petition in Chancery of [ ] of 'Kellilyfday' [Gellilyfdy] concerning a book borrowed in 1643 by Thomas Jones of Kirchynan [Flintshire] and not returned, the petitioner no doubt being John Jones, Gellilyfdy (f. 3); a flyleaf of a book with Latin tags, an englyn and the name Richard Mores, XVII cent. (f. 4); a bon mot of Dr John Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, XVIII cent. (f. 5); a theological treatise entitled Circa generaliores regulas moralis Christianae sententiae aliquot quibus passim se opponit Schola Theologica Louanensis, XVII cent. (ff. 6-11); and an inventory of the goods of Thomas Wilkins, papermaker, of the parish of West Drayton, Middlesex, 1729, including the stock of a paper-mill (f. 12).
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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.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Latin, English, Middle English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The description is also available in Graham C. G. Thomas, Peniarth MSS: Additional (Aberystwyth, 1990), 8.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
See D. Huws, 'A Welsh manuscript of Bede's De natura rerum', Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, XXVII, p.492; and for 'Dives and Pauper' see also The National LIbrary of Wales Journal XXII, p. 347.
Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 541 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Place access points
Name access points
- Great Britain. Court of Chancery -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- Aristotle -- Translations into Latin (Subject)
- Jones, John, Gellilyfdy, ca. 1585-1657/8 (Subject)
- Jones, Thomas, Cyrchynan (Subject)
- Mores, Richard (Subject)
- Wilkins, John, 1614-1672. (Subject)
- Wilkins, Thomas, papermaker (Subject)
- Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 14-1187 (Subject)
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales