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Cambria. A Poem; in five books

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MS. Add. A. 270
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'Cambria. A Poem; in five books, inscribed to Sir Watkyn Williams Wynne Bart', a description of Wales, the autograph of the author Richard Rolt, who writes a note about the MS. on p. iv.

The printed poem (1749) contains only three books, and about 100 lines less than are here written.


  • written in A.D. 1748 by R. Rolt


86 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 270, pp. 1-2]
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MS. Add. A. 270

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19048


Cambria. A Poem; in five books, written in A.D. 1748 by R. Rolt.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Rolt (bap.1724-1770) was a historian and writer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29389.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought as no. 29385 (lot 123) for 8s.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/8 × 6 5/8 in.
Cambria. A Poem; in five books
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom