Kuno Meyer's Irish Manuscript Copies

Scope and Content

Comprises photocopies (facsimiles) of manuscripts of old Irish stories including Maelodran and Death of the Three Sons of Diarmuidwhich were made for Professor Kuno Meyer in 1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kuno Meyer (1858-1919), scholar of Celtic languages and literature was born in Hamburg, Germany, educated at the University of Leipzig and achieved his doctorate in 1883. He specialised in the study of the Irish language and literature in particular, declaring it the principal object of his life. He also had a keen interest in the music, poetry and language of Wales and was a fluent Welsh speaker. He was appointed Lecturer in Teutonic Languages at the University of Liverpool in 1884 and later became Professor of Celtic Studies there. He died in Leipzig in 1919.


Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no particular order of arrangement.

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Presented by Professor Ifor Williams, 16 October, 1941


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 4163

Conditions Governing Use

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

Additional Information

Almost all documents are copies of originals in the Rawlinson Mss at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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