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Stokes-Meyer Facsimiles, Irish manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSSTOKMEY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: The Stokes-Meyer Facsimiles of Irish Manuscripts

Short Title: Stokes-Meyer Facsimiles, Irish manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1875x1919]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 65 volumes

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Whitley Stokes (1830-1909), lawyer and Celtic scholar, qualified as a barrister in 1855 and worked in a legal capacity in India from 1862 to 1882. He is most famous, however, as a Celtic scholar, having studied Irish, Breton and Cornish texts and published numerous works in this field. He obtained many honourary degrees and was a Fellow of the British Academy. Kuno Meyer (1858-1919), of Hamburg, was a Celtic philologist, an accomplished linguist and translator and noted also as a poet. He made the Irish language the great passion of his life, encouraging its regeneration through the learning and maintenance of the tongue and, in 1903, founding a school of Irish studies and scholarship.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A collection, [1875x1919], made by Whitley Stokes and Kuno Meyer of photographic facsimiles of Irish manuscripts, or of Latin manuscripts containing Irish glosses, etc.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Irish, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4631-4695.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: The descriptions, with a detailed index, are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951). Irish, Latin

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired in 1922

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also the collection of Kuno Meyer's Irish MS Copies house in University College of North Wales, Bangor.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951)

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005 and August 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Manuscripts, Irish
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Meyer, Kuno, 1858-1919 | Archives
Stokes, Whitley, 1830-1909 | Archives

Personal names
Meyer , Kuno , 1858-1919
Stokes , Whitley , 1830-1909

Corporate names

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