Bibliography

Peter C. (Peter Clement)
Bartrum
b. 1907–d. 2008

10 publications between 1963 and 2020 indexed
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Works authored

Bartrum, Peter C., A Welsh classical dictionary: people in history and legend up to about A.D. 1000, Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1993.  
abstract:

This dictionary is effectively a series of notes arranged alphabetically under personal names and a few place-names. They are the result of many years of working in the field of early Welsh history, legend and fiction, and are to some extent biassed towards subjects which were of personal interest to the author. For example there is perhaps a leaning towards genealogy and to the development of historical ideas (historiography). Thus old ideas which were current in the middle ages, but now super-seded, are referred to in order to explain their occurrence in old manuscripts and books. In particular the fictions of Geoffrey of Monmouth, and those who followed him and added to his stories, are included, but the inventions of Annius of Viterbo (1498) and his imitators, as well as those of Iolo Morganwg (Edward Williams, d.1826), have only occasionally been mentioned, although each of the last two fabricators was taken seriously for a century or so. An attempt has been made to give the essential outlines of legends and fictions, generally telling the stories without comment, interpretation or speculation

(source: Introduction)
National Library of Wales – PDF documents: <link>
abstract:

This dictionary is effectively a series of notes arranged alphabetically under personal names and a few place-names. They are the result of many years of working in the field of early Welsh history, legend and fiction, and are to some extent biassed towards subjects which were of personal interest to the author. For example there is perhaps a leaning towards genealogy and to the development of historical ideas (historiography). Thus old ideas which were current in the middle ages, but now super-seded, are referred to in order to explain their occurrence in old manuscripts and books. In particular the fictions of Geoffrey of Monmouth, and those who followed him and added to his stories, are included, but the inventions of Annius of Viterbo (1498) and his imitators, as well as those of Iolo Morganwg (Edward Williams, d.1826), have only occasionally been mentioned, although each of the last two fabricators was taken seriously for a century or so. An attempt has been made to give the essential outlines of legends and fictions, generally telling the stories without comment, interpretation or speculation

(source: Introduction)
Bartrum, Peter C., Welsh genealogies AD 1400–1500, 18 vols, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1983.
Bartrum, Peter C., Welsh genealogies AD 300–1400, 8 vols, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1974.
Bartrum, Peter C., Early Welsh genealogical tracts, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1966. x + 228 pp.


Contributions to journals

Bartrum, Peter C., “Corrections to early Welsh genealogical tracts”, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 40 (1993): 171–172.
Bartrum, Peter C., “Biographica et bibliographica. Personal names in Wales in the fifteenth century”, National Library of Wales Journal 22:4 (Winter, 1982): 462–469.
Journal volume:  Journals.library.wales: <link>
Bartrum, Peter C., “Was there a British ‘Book of Conquests’?”, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 23:1 (1968, 1968–1970): 1–6.
Bartrum, Peter C., “Y pedwar brenin ar hugain a farnwyd yn gadarnaf (The twenty four kings judged to be the mightiest)”, Études Celtiques 12:1 (1968–1970): 157–194.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 12, fascicule 1, 1968: <link> Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 12, fascicule 2, 1970: <link>
Bartrum, Peter C., “Tri Thlws ar Ddeg Ynys Brydain (The Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain)”, Études Celtiques 10:2 (1962–1963): 434–477.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 10, fascicule 1, 1962: <link> Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 10, fascicule 2, 1963: <link>

Miscellaneous

Bartrum, Peter C., Bartrum genealogical project [typescript of amendments and corrections to his Welsh genealogies, 300-1400 and 1400-1500], Online: Aberystwyth University, Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies, 2020. Digital file.  
abstract:

The Bartrum Project is based on the work of Dr P. C. Bartrum who died in 2008 at the age of 100. A native of Hampstead, London, he had no links with Wales whatsoever, and worked as meteorologist until his retirement in 1955. Nevertheless, in the words of Dr Michael Siddons, he became 'the foremost scholar of medieval Welsh genealogy' (obituary in Studia Celtica 43 (2009) 221-2).

Since 1929 he collected information about Welsh ancestry from early works such as Brut y Tywysogion, manuscripts such as Harley 3859 (which is kept at the British Library) which dates from around 1100, and other manuscripts largely from the 15th century onwards, which were compiled by heraldic bards, poets who were experts in the ancestral history of noble families.

In 1974 Dr Bartrum published an 8 volume series under the title Welsh Genealogies AD 300-1400 (WG1) (University of Wales Press), and in 1983 he published a further 18 volumes, Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500 (WG2) (National Library of Wales).

Since their publication Dr Bartrum revised the work adding significant amendments and corrections. He then handed his own emended typescript over to the Welsh Department where a team of researchers started on the work of electronically scanning all the work so that it can be published on-line and as a DVD.

Archive Cyff-Cyfl contains the introduction with all abbreviations etc to Welsh Genealogies 300-1400 (WG1) and Welsh Genealogies 1400-1500 (WG2).

Archives CyffA to CyffY are colour scans of the entire contents of WG1; and archives WG1Ind1 to WG1Ind11 contain the indices to those volumes.

N.B. Plates 32-40 of CyffRh were left blank by Dr. Bartrum.

Archives Tab1 to Tab9 are colour scans of the entire contents of WG2; and archives WG2Ind1 to WG2Ind23 contain the indices to those volumes.

abstract:

The Bartrum Project is based on the work of Dr P. C. Bartrum who died in 2008 at the age of 100. A native of Hampstead, London, he had no links with Wales whatsoever, and worked as meteorologist until his retirement in 1955. Nevertheless, in the words of Dr Michael Siddons, he became 'the foremost scholar of medieval Welsh genealogy' (obituary in Studia Celtica 43 (2009) 221-2).

Since 1929 he collected information about Welsh ancestry from early works such as Brut y Tywysogion, manuscripts such as Harley 3859 (which is kept at the British Library) which dates from around 1100, and other manuscripts largely from the 15th century onwards, which were compiled by heraldic bards, poets who were experts in the ancestral history of noble families.

In 1974 Dr Bartrum published an 8 volume series under the title Welsh Genealogies AD 300-1400 (WG1) (University of Wales Press), and in 1983 he published a further 18 volumes, Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500 (WG2) (National Library of Wales).

Since their publication Dr Bartrum revised the work adding significant amendments and corrections. He then handed his own emended typescript over to the Welsh Department where a team of researchers started on the work of electronically scanning all the work so that it can be published on-line and as a DVD.

Archive Cyff-Cyfl contains the introduction with all abbreviations etc to Welsh Genealogies 300-1400 (WG1) and Welsh Genealogies 1400-1500 (WG2).

Archives CyffA to CyffY are colour scans of the entire contents of WG1; and archives WG1Ind1 to WG1Ind11 contain the indices to those volumes.

N.B. Plates 32-40 of CyffRh were left blank by Dr. Bartrum.

Archives Tab1 to Tab9 are colour scans of the entire contents of WG2; and archives WG2Ind1 to WG2Ind23 contain the indices to those volumes.