Life of St. Winifred

Record ID: 
77152
Accession number: 
MS B.26
Title: 
Life of St. Winifred
Created: 
England, between 1550 and 1599.
Binding: 
Early 19th-century half sheepskin.
Credit: 
Bequest of Curt F. Bühler, 1985.
Description: 
9 leaves (1 column, 20-23 lines), bound : paper ; 182 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
William Hughes; Richard Wright, surgeon (name on end leaf; possibly the Richard Wright, M.D. whose books were sold at auction Apr. 23, 1787); purchased by Curt F. Bühler in Nov. 1957 from H.P. Kraus, New York (Cat. 85, no. 123).
Notes: 

Ms. written in England in the late 16th century.
Texts: Life of St. Winifred, in English (fol. 2-7v); Nine degrees of kinship, in Welsh (fol. 8v); Richard Cynwal, Englyn to the nightengale, in Welsh (fol. 9v).
On fol. 6 is a note stating that the life of St. Winifred was "drawen out of an ould pryntinge-booke word by word Jo: P:"--Cf. PML files.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
English and Welsh
Century: 
Classification: