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Rubbings of eight inscriptions on stones, chiefly in Latin

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MS. Top. Wales a. 2
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Rubbings of eight inscriptions on stones, chiefly in Latin, thus described on fol. 1: 'Inscriptions in Wales. The rubbings of inscriptions 1-6 and 8 were taken by me in 1899 ... The photographs & rubbings of those grouped under 7 were taken a little later in the same autumn by the writer of the letter which accompanies them, Miss Margaret C. Wilde. The general accounts of all ... are by me. The arrangement is from N. to S. All the above inscriptions were in Caernarvonshire or Merioneth. E. W. B. Nicholson.'

Some additions (fols. 69-78) were made to this volume in 1904, fols. 79-85 were added in A.D. 1909.


  • Creation: Rubbings taken in 1899 chiefly by E. W. B. Nicholson, etc.


68 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Wales a. 2, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Wales a. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19475


Rubbings of eight inscriptions on stones, chiefly in Latin

Biographical / Historical

Edward Williams Byron Nicholson (1849-1912) was Bodley's Librarian, a poet, and a Celtic and Biblical scholar.

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. VI, no. 32763

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'I give this volume (bound) to the Bodleian on condition that I may add to it and correct it and, if I wish, borrow it. E. W. B. Nicholson, 20 Dec. 1899.

Physical Facet

On paper (partly blotting paper)


23 3/8 × 18 7/8 in.

Rubbings of eight inscriptions on stones, chiefly in Latin
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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