Oxford, Jesus College, MS 119

Llyfr Ancr Llanddewi Brefi
  • 1346
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Llyfr Ancr Llanddewi Brefi
“Book of the Anchorite of Llanddewi Brefi”
Provenance and related aspects
“written in 1346” (Evans)
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Anonymous scribe See f. 4r. Anonymous [anchorite of Llandewi Brefi]Anonymous ... anchorite of Llandewi Brefi
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Codicological information

The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <>.
[dipl. ed.] Thomas, Peter Wynn [ed.], D. Mark Smith, and Diana Luft [transcribers and encoders] (et al.), Welsh prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1350–1425, Online: Cardiff University. URL: <>.
[ed.] Morris-Jones, John, and John Rhŷs, The Elucidarium and other tracts in Welsh from Llyvyr agkyr Llandewivrevi A.D. 1346 (Jesus college ms. 119), Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 2:1: Jesus College, Oxford; Free Library, Cardiff; Haved; Wrexham; Llanwrin; Merthyr; Aberdâr, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1902.
Internet Archive: <link>
30–31 [‘MS 2 = cxix’] direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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