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Celtic Studies collection (published 18th-20th C.)

A significant collection of works covering the linguistic and historical development of the Celtic countries. While the nucleus of the Collection comes from the library of Enoch Salisbury, it has been greatly enriched in subsequent years. After having led the negotiations to acquire the Salisbury Library, Thomas Powel (1845-1922), Professor of Celtic at Cardiff University from 1884 to 1918, helped the University Library to acquire further valuable items to add to the Collection, on subjects such as folk literature. Later additions include the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, and the Irish Texts Society series, plus a strong strand of Arthurian literature, from Welsh, British and continental sources.

Date range: 17th century-current

Significance: Significant in the United Kingdom.

Size: c. 3,000 items.

Languages: English, Welsh, Breton, Cornish, Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.

Keywords: Celtic countries, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, linguistics, folk literature, history, King Arthur.