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Bangor University
Kuno Meyer's Irish Manuscript Copies

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS IRC

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Kuno Meyer's Irish Manuscript Copies

Short Title: Kuno Meyer's Irish Manuscript Copies

Creation date(s): c. 1896

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 10 items

Name of creator(s): Professor Kuno Meyer


Administrative/Biographical history: Kuno Meyer (1858-1919), scholar of Celtic languages and literature was born in Hamburg, Germany, educated at the University of Leipzig and achieved his doctorate in 1883. He specialised in the study of the Irish language and literature in particular, declaring it the principal object of his life. He also had a keen interest in the music, poetry and language of Wales and was a fluent Welsh speaker. He was appointed Lecturer in Teutonic Languages at the University of Liverpool in 1884 and later became Professor of Celtic Studies there. He died in Leipzig in 1919.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises photocopies (facsimiles) of manuscripts of old Irish stories including Maelodráan and Death of the Three Sons of Diarmuid which were made for Professor Kuno Meyer in 1896.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no particular order of arrangement.

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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 4163

Language codes: gla eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Professor Ifor Williams, 16 October, 1941



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

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

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


Personal names
Meyer , Kuno , 1858-1919

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