Manuscripts

Stockholm, Kungliga biblioteket, MS Vitterhet Engelsk II

  • s. xvi
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
Vitterhet Engelsk II
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xvi
16th century
Origin, provenance
“clearly of Connacht origin” (Ó Concheannáin)
Hands, scribes
Later history
Concerning the history of the manuscript, Stern mentions the following:
  • At the end of the 17th century, the manuscript belongs to the Irish Franciscan friar Pilip Mag Uidhir (Philipp Maguire).
  • In 1693, Pilip Mag Uidhir, then in Rome, donates the manuscript to the Swedish travelling antiquary Johan Gabriel Sparwenfeldt (1655-1727). Sparwenfeldt leaves a Latin note on p. 5a (Rome, 19 April, 1693) and brings it with him to Sweden.
  • The manuscript is (re)discovered in the library in 1842.
Copies
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 2 (1031) [1844]
In 1844, George Stephens sent a facsimile (now Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 2) to William Betham.(1)n. 1 George Stephens, Förteckning öfver de förnämsta brittiska och fransyska handskrifterna uti Kongl. bibliotheket i Stockholm (1847): 18–19. A transcript by Betham, inter alia, is preserved as Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 88. Later, in August 1875, a photographic reproduction (now London, British Library, MS Additional 35090) was made for Whitley Stokes.(2)n. 2 Ludwig Christian Stern, ‘Die irische Handschrift in Stockholm’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897).
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Foliation / Pagination
Five leaves

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Sources

Notes

Ludwig Christian Stern, ‘Die irische Handschrift in Stockholm’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897).

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “A Connacht medieval literary heritage: texts derived from Cín Dromma Snechtai through Leabhar na hUidhre”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (Winter, 1988): 1–40.
Mac Mathúna, Séamus, Immram Brain: Bran’s Journey to the Land of the Women, Buchreihe der Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 2, Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1985.
CELT – edition (pp. 33–45): <link>
McKendry, Eugene, “J. G. Sparwenfeldt and Celtic linguistics in seventeenth-century Sweden”, in: Cram, David, Andrew Linn, and Elke Nowak (eds), History of linguistics 1996: selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, Oxford, 12–17 September 1996, vol. 1: Traditions in linguistics worldwide., Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1999. 181–189.
McKendry, Eugene, “J. G. Sparwenfeldt’s contribution to Irish and Celtic material in Sweden”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 49–50 (1997): 516–531.
Stern, Ludwig Christian, “Die irische Handschrift in Stockholm”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 115–118.
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Stephens, George, Förteckning öfver de förnämsta brittiska och fransyska handskrifterna uti Kongl. bibliotheket i Stockholm, Stockholm, 1847.
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18–19
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