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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of Wales, Lampeter: Post-medieval Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 1953 PMMS

Held at: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Title: University of Wales, Lampeter: Post-medieval Manuscripts

Short Title: University of Wales, Lampeter: Post-medieval Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1652-[ca. 1915]

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.06 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): University of Wales, Lampeter (collector)


Administrative/Biographical history: Post-medieval manuscripts collected by the University of Wales, Lampeter.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection includes the log book of HMS Elizabeth, 1759-61, which contains an eyewitness account of a battle between the French and English fleets; a French volume containing a revolutionary attack on the papacy written by Simon Barjone and dating from ca. 1792; 'A Table of the Evidence of the Authority and Perfection of the Canon of Scripture', which includes chapters and verses of the New Testament; an eighteenth century copy of the statutes of Hereford Cathedral; an eighteenth century volume of miscellaneous extracts and letters, mainly from Mr Wise, Oxford; 'A History of the Inquisition, It's Original and Establishment, It's laws and proceedings, Also A Particular History of the Inquisition of Venice, To Which is Added Memoirs of the Inquisition of Portugal and Goa' by Mr Dellon; 'Explicationes Homericae', collated with the life of Homer published by Barnes; hermogenes epitome of the treatise on rhetoric; three volumes of eighteenth century legal reports with an index; text in Hebrew of the Psalms from the 51st to the 100th; an eighteenth century transcript taken from British Library Harleian MS 6250 of George Owen's 'The First Book of the Description of Pembrokeshire in General'; Thomas Manton, 'On the Blessed and Glorious Persons in the Divine Nature'; 'Carmina Wiccamica', a volume of Wickhamist songs; 'Leggatts Delightful Companion', a volume inscribed by W Burnett and containing various musical pieces; 'The Assembly of Scotch Reformation', a comic play attributed to Archibald Pitcairne and corrected and enlarged by the author; an eighteenth century Egyptian Quran in it's original binding; two eighteenth century volumes of miscellaneous letters and pieces mainly concerning the classics; a commonplace book, dated 1853-[ca. 1915], containing mainly poetry, notes on books and newspaper cuttings, along with church statistics for Edinburgh, January 1854; a nineteenth century copy of a compendium on the Hebrew language by Nicholas Burton; a nineteenth century volume entitled 'Sa Jarha Malaya', which relates the history of Malaya; a volume, dated 1811-14, of grammatical observations on and interpretations of the New Testament by J van Voorst; lectures on St. Luke's gospel, copied by Philip van Svinden; a nineteenth century historical Persian text with a word list and English equivalents; an analysis of the book of Job, and of the Psalms, with practical reflections, extracted in 1799 from Brown's Self-Interpreting Bible; lectures on the several branches of the preaching office, by Philip Doddridge; preaching lectures by John Conder, dated 1733; a translation to English by Sir William Lower of Hieromii Drexellus, The Forerunner of Eternity, with a letter of dedication from Lower to Elizabeth Coriton, late wife of William Coriton of Newton, Cornwall; a proctor's guide to legal processes in ecclesiastical courts, with the proctor's oath inserted; a copy of an ancient Irish poem on the Dispersion and Settling of the Nations by [Dionysius O Fealty], translated from the MS of Ballymote and Leacan in the library of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, along with notes on the Bible and the Irish language; a nineteenth century volume of hymn tunes inscribed by Robert Ruthland; a volume dated 1822 containing the names and numbers of communicants at Llywell church and the text of Welsh hymns, and a Buddhist text inscribed on palm leaves and preliminarily identified as a nissaya, which includes what appear to be offerings made to Buddhist monks, and is possibly one of the texts of the Vinaya.


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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: The manuscripts may be consulted on application to the Founders' Library, University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7ED, tel.: 01570 424716, e-mail:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: See the Provisional Handlist to the Post-Medieval Manuscripts at the Founders' Library, University of Wales, Lampeter.

Language codes: eng lat grc fre heb bur ara per gle wel pli


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Most of the manuscripts were donated to the library of the University of Wales, Lampeter by Bishop Thomas Burgess and Thomas Phillips, amongst their large donations of printed books. The copy of the ancient Irish poem on the Dispersion and Settling of the Nations by [Dionysius O Fealty] was donated by Rev David Evans Jones, vicar of Llanafan and former student, in 1838.



Note: Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist.

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

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

Classical literature
Irish poetry
Law | Wales

Personal names
Conder , John , 1714-1781
Doddridge , Philip , 1702-1751
Pitcairn , Archibald , 1652-1713
Wickham , William , 1761-1840

Corporate names
Elizabeth (Warship)
Hereford Cathedral

Edinburgh (Scotland)
France ()
Llywel (Wales)
Malaysia ()
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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