Fortune Book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

3 fortune / astrology books copied into one manuscript by an unknown copier, late 17th century. Also, a transcript by Thomas Jones, made in 1901.

Administrative / Biographical History

In his article in The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, Vol. III, p.p. 90-119, Ifor Williams states that the manuscript was copied by an Anglesey or Caernarfonshire man who claimed to follow Iorwerth Fynglwyd and William John Mredith. He also suggests that there might be a connection with Morgan Llwyd.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, January 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4-5

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Custodial History

According to Ifor Williams, it is possible that the manuscript was in the possession of Mr Thomas Williams, former Postmaster of Caernarfon in 1908. It became the property of the University College of North Wales in 1919.


Williams, Ifor, The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, Vol. III, p.p. 90-119