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Acc. 4 c I[7]

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Faroese Ballads alphabetically arranged (H); 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
Bærentsen, Enok Daniel 
Birth
1831 
Death
1900 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Sund 
Region
Streymoy 
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Name
Sandur 
Region
Sandoy 
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Name
Clemensen, Johannes 
Birth
1794 
Death
1869 
Occupation
Farmer; Boat agent 
Roles
collector; Scribe 
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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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Name
Augustinussen, Thomas Johan (Johan í Smillum) 
Birth
1823 
Death
1896 
Occupation
Freeholder 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Vágur 
Region
Suðuroy 
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Name
Schrøter, Johan Henrik 
Birth
25 February 1771 
Death
14 November 1851 
Occupation
Priest, translator and folklorist 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Þorsteinn Hannesson 
Birth
19 March 1917 
Death
03 February 1999 
Occupation
Söngvari 
Roles
Marginal 
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Name
Sumba 
Region
Suðuroy 
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Name
Gregersen, Gregers (Grias við Á) 
Birth
1748 
Death
1827 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Húsavík 
Region
Sandoy 
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Name
Schrøter, Elisabeth Christiane 
Birth
1803 
Death
1873 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant; Scribe 
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Physical Description

Support
Various paper booklets and loose leaves.
Binding

The materials are held in a single paper folder (239 mm x 180 mm) labelled “H”.

The entirety of Acc. 4 c I[1-14] were originally wrapped in a paper cover measuring approximately 380 mm x 250 mm when unfolded. On this paper cover, which is highly fragile and damaged around the edges, is written “Access 4 C I. Mapper med A-B, E-P”.

The manuscript is currently held in a modern archival paper folder measuring 305 mm x 215 mm.

Acc. 4 c I[1-7] are all held in an archival box measuring 320 mm x 230 mm x 75 mm

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 2021 by SDV.

Custodial History

Digital photographs 14 Dec 2018.

Contents

Part I ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Haraldskjøldur á Miklagarði (a)
1.1(pp. 1-4 (ff. 1r-2v))
Haraldskjøldur á MiklagarðiCCF 62
Rubric

“Haraldskjöldur af Miklagarði”

Incipit

Gevið ljóð og lýðið á

Explicit

“nú stár hans lív í váða”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Johgvan Hanusson í Skúvoy

Bibliography

CCF 62E. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 30-33

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 214 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • Bifolium.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 32 to 36 lines per column.

The written area is 205 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1847 from the informant Joen Hansen, Skúvoy, Skúvoy.

Part II ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Haraldskjøldur á Miklagarði (b)
1.2(p. 5 (f. 3r))
Haraldskjøldur á MiklagarðiCCF 62
Rubric

“Hàraldskjöldur àf Miklagàrði”

Incipit

Vitur er so mektigi dá

Explicit

“sum eina situr í ráðum”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Enok Dánial Berintson af Sundi, 18 ára gamalur

Note

Fragmentary text only consisting of the first three verses.

Bibliography

CCF 62F. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 34

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 212 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Bifolium.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Although the paper is prepared for two columns, the fragment consists of only 12 lines written in the first column.

The written area of the main text (excluding rubric) is 90 mm x 80 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1847 from the informant Enok Bærentsen (aged 18), Sund, Streymoy.

Part III ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Haraldskjøldur á Miklagarði (c)
1.3(pp. 9-18 (ff. 5r-9v))
Haraldskjøldur á MiklagarðiCCF 62
Rubric

“Harald Sioldur”

Incipit

Gjevi liou u Luiie á

Refrain

Nu listir me uj dansin ead gaa, Med taim rousum u Lillian hiin groue veal

Explicit

“u hiin tiil miglagear”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Item 24 in Sandoyarbók

Statement of Responsibility

Informant J. Michael Widerøe (Mikal á Reyni), Sandur, Sandoy

Bibliography

CCF 62Bb. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 13-19

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
5. 216 mm x 170 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 5-9 (5+9, 6+8, 7)

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 26 lines per page.

The written area is 200 mm x 130 mm.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant J. Michael Widerøe (Mikal á Reyni), Sandur, Sandoy, on 11 March 1822.

Part IV ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Heljars kvæði
2(pp. 19-22 (ff. 10r-11v))
Heljars kvæðiCCF 63
Rubric

“Heljars kvæði”

Incipit

Heljar situr á Heljaroy

Refrain

Noregis menn etc.

Explicit

“ríða aftur á Selgja lond”

Statement of Responsibility
Note

The title “Snjolvs kv.” Sniolvs kvæði is written in pencil and crossed out in the top right corner of p. 19.

Bibliography

CCF 63A. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 35-38

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 216 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Bifolium.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 28 lines per column.

The written area is 190 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1847 from the informant Ole Joensen (Óli í Kirkjugerði) (aged 34), Skálavík, Sandoy.

Part V ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Herleivs kvæði
3(pp. 23-26 (ff. 12r-13v))
Herleivs kvæðiCCF 64
Rubric

“Herr Leifs kvæði”

Incipit

Heima sitja sveinar

Explicit

“tá er hann betri enn nú”

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 64b. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 43-45

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 215 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Bifolium.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 36 lines per column.

The written area is 200 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1848 from the informant Thomas Johan Augustinussen (Johan í Smillum), Vágur, Suðuroy.

Part VI ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hermundur illi (a)
4.1(pp. 27-30 (ff. 14r-15v))
Hermundur illiCCF 66
Rubric

“Hermun Idl”

Incipit

Atli vindir up suin Segl

Explicit

“uj rejar Gudle bear aa Hendi”

Note

The title Hermundur illi is added in the top right of p. 27.

Bibliography

CCF 66B. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 60-63

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 220 mm x 174 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Bifolium.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 32 lines per page.

The written area is 210 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by J. H. Schrøter.

History

No history available.

Part VII ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hermundur illi (b)
4.2(pp. 31-40 (ff. 16r-20v))
Hermundur illiCCF 66
Rubric

“Hermundur illi”

Incipit

Tàð vàr fist í firndini

Explicit

“til Sigurjall faðir sín”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Johannis Lukasson í Skálavík

Bibliography

CCF 66Ea. Føroya kvæði vol. 1234 p. 76-83

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
5. 216 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 16-17 (16+17)
  • II: 18-19 (18+19)
  • III: 20

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in 2 column2 with 32 lines per column.

The written area is 205 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1847 from the informant Johannes Lucassen, Skálavík, Sandoy.

Part VIII ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hilmars tættir
5(pp. 41-48 (ff. 21r-24v))
Hilmars tættirCCF 68
Rubric

“Hilmars Tottir”

Incipit

Aina vaid E ruimina

Refrain

Tundur tundur Læjvartundur, læjvur framman undur| Lead ikkji grusa Seajilin á Hærsi Læjvartundur| Tundur tundur Læjvartundur, læjvur framman undur

Explicit

“tou er Meavur minni”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Colophon

“Det synes som dette skal høre til Osmund Tredla beana Ásmundur trøllabani skiönt ieg har ikke lært den”

Filiation

Item 80 in Sandoyarbók

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 68B. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 98-102

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
4. 214 mm x 171 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 21-24 (21+22, 23+24)

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 22 lines per page.

The written area is 200 mm x 155 mm.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant Thomas Hansen (Tummas á Trøðini), Sandur, Sandoy, on 14 July 1824.

Part IX ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hindin
7(pp. 49-50 (ff. 25r-25v))
HindinCCF 135
Rubric

“Bondin við garðenda”

Incipit

Ein býr bondi við garðsendi

Explicit

“skàl eg á báli brenna”

Colophon

V. Kröniken: Hindin ≠ Bera, der skapte de 2 sönner til dyr, björn og elsdyr, men Bödvar var maske og blev konge i Gotland

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Niklas Jakubssen í Sundbø Hamrabirgi

Note

The title Hindin is added in the upper left corner of p. 49.

Bibliography

CCF 135a. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 100-101

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 212 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 24 lines per column.

The written area is 200 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1847 from the informant Niclas Jacobsen í Hamrabyrgi, Sumba, Suðuroy.

Part X ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hjálmar og Angantýr
8(p. 51 (f. 26r))
Hjálmar og AngantýrCCF 15
Rubric

“Hjálmar og Angantýr”

Incipit

Bondin í höu oyggini býr

Explicit

“deyðin fell á báðar tá”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Poul Johannisson í Sundbø

Note

The title Kappin Angantýr is added in the upper right corner of p. 51.

Bibliography

CCF 15A. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 399

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 22 lines in the first and 18 lines in the second column.

The written area is 195 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1848 from the informant Poul Johannessen (Poul í Sakarisstovu), Sumba, Suðuroy.

Part XI ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Arngríms synir (Hjálmars kvæði)
9(pp. 53-68 (ff. 27r-34v))
Arngríms synirHjálmars kvæðiCCF 16
Rubric

“Kiolmar Qvaje”

“med 2º Totter”

Refrain

Nu fedlur ead Ruima, ovur tan brajde fjör| dear liggur bondin, dejjur uj dokkari jöör| nu fedlur ead rujma

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Item 8 in Sandoyarbók

Statement of Responsibility
Note

An extra verse (58) is written and later deleted following the final rubric.

Bibliography

CCF 16Cb. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 413-421

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
9.1(pp. 52-62 (ff. 26v-31v))
1 ØrvaroddurCCF 16
Rubric

“Ørvar Oddur”

Incipit

Gjevi liou u luiie á

Explicit

“ead verja landi haima”

Keywords
9.2(pp. 62-68 (ff. 31v-34v))
Arngríms synirCCF 16
Rubric

“2º Arngrujms sinir”

Incipit

Arngrujmur aiiur aina borg

Explicit

“Millin Rings u høvur”

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
8. 214 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 27-34 (27+34, 28+33, 29+32, 30+31)

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 22 lines per page.

The written area is 195 mm x 160 mm.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant Gregers Gregersen (Grias við Á), Húsavík, Sandoy, on 1 March 1821.

Part XII ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hústrúin og hovmaðurin
10(p. 69 (f. 35r))
Hústrúin og hovmaðurinCCF 180
Rubric

“Hústruin og hovmannin”

Incipit

Hústrúin lá í sat við akar og skàr

Explicit

“og las firi honum pater noster”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Poul Mikkelsen í Vági

Bibliography

CCF 180. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 264-265

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 22 lines in the first and 12 lines in the second column.

The written area is 195 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1848 from the informant Poul Michelsen, Vágur, Suðuroy.

Part XIII ~ Acc. 4 c I[7] Hørpu ríma
11(pp. 71-72 (ff. 36r-36v))
Hørpu rímaCCF 136
Rubric

“Harpu ríma”

Incipit

Har komu tveir biðlar ríðandi í garð

Refrain

(eg) biðjið tigur renna

Explicit

“bróðurin fleyt í blóði”

Final Rubric

“finis”

Statement of Responsibility
Note

The end of the ballad is written on the first page (p. 71).

Bibliography

CCF 136C. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 104-105

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 210 mm x 166 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

The recto (p. 71) is written in a single column with 19 lines with 10 lines inserted to the right.

The verso (p. 72) is written in two columns with 20 lines in the first and 32 lines in the second column.

The total written area is 205 mm x 160 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb from the informant Elisabeth Christiane Schrøter.

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
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