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Acc. 4 c I[1]

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Faroese Ballads alphabetically arranged (A); Faroe Islands, 1800-1899

Name
Hammershaimb, Venceslaus Ulricus 
Birth
25 March 1819 
Death
08 April 1909 
Occupation
Priest; Philologist 
Roles
Compiler; Scribe 
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Name
Vrieland, Seán D. 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Olesen, Ole Óli í Kirkjugerði 
Birth
1784 
Death
1866 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Hvannasund 
Region
Viðoy 
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Name
Svabo, Jens Christian 
Birth
1746 
Death
1824 
Occupation
 
Roles
Poet 
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Name
Hans-Jacobsen, Hans Peter 
Birth
1828 
Death
1920 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Sumba 
Region
Suðuroy 
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Name
Clemensen, Johannes 
Birth
1794 
Death
1869 
Occupation
Farmer; Boat agent 
Roles
collector; Scribe 
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Name
Sandur 
Region
Sandoy 
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Name
Joensen, Ole 
Birth
1810 
Death
1899 
Occupation
Smallholder 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Skálavík 
Region
Sandoy 
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Physical Description

Support
Various paper booklets and loose leaves.
Binding

The materials are held in a single paper folder (238 mm x 178 mm) labelled “A”.

History

Origin

Written in the Faroe Islands in the nineteenth century.

Provenance

The manuscript materials were part of V. U. Hammershaimb's private archive and were originally intended for Det kgl. nordiske Oldskriftselskab. They were given to the Arnamagnæan Collection following Hammershaimb's death in 1909.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 15 Dec 2020 by SDV.

Custodial History

Digital photographs 14 Dec 2018.

Contents

Part I ~ Acc. 4 c I[1] Ríki Álvur
1(pp. 1-4 (ff. 1r-2v))
Ríki ÁlvurCCF 32
Bibliography

CCF 32A. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 1-4

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 330 mm x 205 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Two singletons.

Condition

The paper is fragile and in very poor condition. The bottom of the second leaf (85 mm) is fully dislocated from the remainder of the leaf, having town at the fold.

Accompanying Material

A yellow slip contains the following information written in pencil: “Her må lige efter Overskrift mangler forklares, at de med * forsynede vers er tilskrevne i randen og at deres plads derfor ikke med fuld sikkerhed kan angives.” In red pencil is written “Til Ríki Álvur.”

History

No history available.

Part II ~ Acc. 4 c I[1] Álvur kongur (a)
2(pp. 5-9 (ff. 3r-5r))
Álvur kongur
Rubric

“Álvur kongur”

Incipit

Alvur kongur og rekkar hans

Explicit

“í níggjunda mann”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Olavur Olavsson í Hvannasund 69 ár gl.

Bibliography

CCF 14C. Føroya Kvæði vol. I p. 383-386. Used for variants in Færöiske kvæder p. 3-11

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Written on green paper.
No. of leaves
3. 212 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation
  • I: 3-4
  • II: 5
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 25 to 29 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1853 from Ole Olesen (aged 69), Hvannasund, Viðoy.

Part III ~ Acc. 4 c I[1] Álvur kongur (b)
Full Title

Álvur kongur (p. 11 (f. 6r))

3(pp. 11-20 (ff. 6r-10v))
Álvur kongur
Rubric

“Álvur kongur”

Incipit

Eg hàvi eina rímu hoirt

Refrain

Orløg umbiðun vàr, arligir menn, dans skulun vàr fremja, er ikki dàgur enn - orløg umbiðun vàr

Filiation

Copy of Svabo's quarto GKS 2826 4to.

Note

Contains collation notes written in pencil in the right column and variants written in ink on p. 21 (f. 11r).

Bibliography

CCF 14. Used for variants in Færöiske kvæder p. 3-11

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Written on brown paper.
No. of leaves
6. 202 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

Folios 7-10 are paginated 1-8.

Collation

Two bifolia with half-sheets serving as the front and back covers.

  • I: 6
  • II: 7-8
  • III: 9-10
  • IV: 11
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in the left column with 24 lines per page. The right column is reserved for collation notes.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

V. U. Hammershaimb copied the manuscript from Svabo's quarto manuscript GKS 2826 4to and collated the text with that of Fugloyarbók and his own copy in item 2.1.

Part IV ~ Angankári
4(pp. 23-26 (ff. 12r-13v))
Angankári
Rubric

“Angankári”

Incipit

Árla var um morgunin

Explicit

“hann högg hans hövur frá”

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 34C. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 27-30

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Written on green paper.
No. of leaves
2. 212 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

One bifolium.

Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 22 to 32 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Part V ~ Ásbjørn prúði
Full Title

Osbiødn Pruvi (p. 27 (f. 14r))

5(pp. 27-30 (ff. 14r-15v))
Ásbjørn prúði
Rubric

“Osbiødn Pruvi”

Incipit

Osbiödn viil tu muin Maavur vera

Refrain

Tea gaar ain Dans for Dunoj, forglojm ikkji me| der dansa baaji Jomfruvur u Møjjer, Ee troie so latli

Explicit

“Ee troie so latli”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Item 74 in Sandoyarbók

Note

The title and refrain are written separately on a title page (27).

Bibliography

CCF 114C. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 3-4

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Written on green paper.
No. of leaves
2. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

One bifolium.

Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 24 lines per page.

Script

Written by Johannes Clemensen.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant Hans Johannesen (Hanus í Koytu), Sandur, Sandoy, on 25 March 1823.

Part VI ~ Ásmundur skeinkjari
6(pp. 31-44 (ff. 16r-22v))
Ásmundur skeinkjari
Rubric

“Ásmundur skeinkjari”

Incipit

Viljið tàr nú líða á

Explicit

“íð komið er nú til enda”

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 37A. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 68-78

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Written on green paper.
No. of leaves
8. 216 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 16-17
  • II: 18-19
  • III: 20-21
  • IV: 22-23

Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 32 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundII: p. 609
Kaj Larsen, Michael Chesnutt“The Manuscripts of Faroese Ballads”, Føroya kvæði = Corpus carminum Færoensium / Sv. Grundtvig et J. Bloch comparatum, Universitets-Jubilæets Danske Samfunds skriftserie1996; VII: p. 62-
Føroya kvæði = Corpus carminum Færoensium / Sv. Grundtvig et J. Bloch comparatum, Universitets-Jubilæets Danske Samfunds skriftserieed. Svend Grundtvig, ed. Jørgen Bloch, ed. Napoleon Djurhuus, ed. Christian Matras1944-1972; I-VI
Venceslaus Ulricus HammershaimbFæröiske kvæder1851; I
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