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- Icelandic Manuscript
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Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Subjects: Literary - Poetry
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Icelandic Manuscript consists of approximately 200 individual, handwritten pages. The pages have been bound together inside in brown, leather binding with wooden boards. There is also calligraphy at the beginning of each section.
Personnel at the Chester Fritz Library and the UND Languages Department worked with Dr. Merrill Kaplan of The Ohio State University to gather information towards a partial translation of several pages in the manuscript. Dr. Kaplan reported that the manuscript appears to be several different long-form rhyming poems, as well as an obituary in verse. The owners/creators of the manuscript were noted as J. Magnusson and, later, Sveinn Einarsson.
Dr. Kaplan identified the work of two Icelandic poets, Árni Böðvarsson (1713-1776) and Hans Natansson, as being copied into in the manuscript. Also included is an obituary for Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir, copied from the Norðanfari newspaper, vol3, number 26-27, page 58, November 1864.
Repository: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Method: Acc.2010-2981; the manuscript was received by the Chester Fritz Library in a miscellaneous donation of books by an unknown donor.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Icelandic Manuscript. OGLMC 1547, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Processing Information: Processed by Curt Hanson in October 2014.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid input to Archon in October 2014.
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