Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Additional 18747

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  • c. 1800
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

Miscellany of Irish legendary tales in prose and verse.

Identifiers
Location
Collection: Additional
Shelfmark
18747
Provenance and related aspects
Date
c. 1800
c. 1800
Origin, provenance
Provenance: Ulster
Ulster/Cúige Uladh
Ireland
Ireland
ass. with Samuel Poulter [of Carnbeg]Poulter (Samuel) ... of Carnbeg
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Written for Samuel Poulter of Carnbeg, near Dundalk (Co. Louth).
Origin, provenance
Ireland
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:

The hand is of Patrick Lynch, who transcribed texts from an earlier manuscript written in 1732 by Pádraig Ó Pronntaigh.

Patrick Lynch [d. 1838]Ó Loingsigh (Pádraig) ... d. 1838 (c.1756–1838) – Irish scholar born in Co. Down as the son of a schoolteacher (Terence Lynch); taught Irish at Belfast Academy and published in the Irish-language magazine Bolg an tSoláir. Some of his contributions to scholarship on the Irish language went uncredited.
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Patron
Samuel Coulter [of Carnbeg]Coulter (Samuel) ... of Carnbeg
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Codicological information
Material
paper
Dimensions
9.5 ″ × 7.5 ″
Table of contents
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Sources

Secondary sources (select)

Flower, Robin [ed.], Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 2, London: British Museum, 1926.
379–383
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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