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Bangor University
Historia Regum Britanniae Transcript and Printed Volume

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS BMGB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Historia Regum Britanniae Transcript and Printed Volume

Short Title: Historia Regum Britanniae Transcript and Printed Volume

Creation date(s): 1844-1898

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 2 items

Name of creator(s): Professor G. B. Mathews

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Professor G. B. Mathews went on holiday in 1898 to Switzerland. During his stay he transcribed part of the Berne Manuscript for Professor W. Lewis Jones which contained the Historia Regum Britanniae . Professor Jones of the English Department of the University College of North Wales was at the time engaged in research on the place of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth in the development of the Arthurian legend.
Historia Regum Britanniae by Geoffrey of Monmouth traces the history of the kings of Britain down to Cadwaladr Fendigaid.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A transcript in pencil of the Berne Manuscript of Historia Regum Britanniae by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
J. E. Lloyd's copy of Galfredi Monumetensis Historia Britonum edited by J.A. Giles, 1844 together with manuscript additions by G.B. Mathews of variants and additions in the Berne Ms. The volume also contains valuable notes by Dr Lloyd himself.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 399

Language codes: lat eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transcript was received by the Library in 1928 whilst the printed volume was presented by Dr J. E. Lloyd in 1932.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: J. A. Giles, Galfredi Monumetensis Historia Britonum , 1844

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Arthur, | King | In literature
Great Britain | History | To 449
Kings and rulers in literature

Personal names
Arthur , King
Giles , J. A. (John Allen) , 1808-1884
Lloyd , John Edward , 1861-1947 , Sir
Mathews , G. B. (George Ballard) , 1861-1922

Corporate names

Places

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