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Acc. 4 c I[5]

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Faroese Ballads alphabetically arranged (F); 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
Hvalba 
Region
Suðuroy 
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Name
Sumba 
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
Faroe Islands 
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Name
Poulsdatter, Elsebeth (Elsebeth í Túni) 
Birth
1789 
Death
1859 
Occupation
Housekeeper 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Joensen, Daniel (Dánjal á Oyri) 
Birth
1799 
Death
1886 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Skálavík 
Region
Sandoy 
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Name
Müller, Peter Erasmus 
Death
04 September 1834 
Occupation
Biskop; Historiker; Sprogmand 
Roles
Author 
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Name
Suðuroy 
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Name
Schrøter, Elisabeth Christiane 
Birth
1803 
Death
1873 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant; Scribe 
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Name
Grundtvig, Svend Hersleb 
Birth
09 September 1824 
Death
14 July 1883 
Occupation
Professor 
Roles
Correspondent; Scribe 
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Name
Joensen, Daniel (Dánjal við Gjógvará) 
Birth
1789 
Death
1855 
Occupation
Crown tenant 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Vágur 
Region
Suðuroy 
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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
Johannesen, Hans (Hanus í Koytu) 
Birth
1779 
Death
1864 
Occupation
Sheepherder; Farmer 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Antoniusdatter, Malane 
Birth
1794 
Death
1872 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Funningur 
Region
Eysturoy 
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Physical Description

Support
Various paper booklets and loose leaves.
Binding

The materials are held in a single paper folder (236 mm x 178 mm) labelled “F”.

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[5] Faðir og sonur
2(pp. 17-18 (ff. 9r-9v))
Faðir og sonurCCF 125
Rubric

“Ríma”

Incipit

Eg stóð so nær, eg lýddi hará

Refrain

med fagran

Explicit

“hvörki moyggjar ella hoviskar kvinnur”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Poul Jakobson í Garðshirni

Note

The title “Faðir og dóttir sonur” is written in the upper corner on p. 17.

Bibliography

CCF 125B. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 70-71

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 around 20 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 Poul Jacobsen í Garðshirni, Hvalba, Suðuroy.

Part II ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Filkus Veymarsson
3(pp. 19-20 (ff. 10r-10v))
Filkus VeymarssonCCF 126
Rubric

“Filkus Veymarsson”

Incipit

Filkus han spurdi sína hjartans keru

Explicit

“og lovar hans vív”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Poul Johannisson í Sundbø

Bibliography

CCF 126. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 72-73

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 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 around 28 lines per 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 III ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Finnur hin fríði (a)
5.1(pp. 1-16 (ff. 1r-8v))
Finnur hin fríðiCCF 26
Rubric

“Finnur hiin Fruiji”

Incipit

Ain buir Jadlin å Uplöndun

Explicit

“Heikur edla Hund”

Note

Currently misplaced at the beginning of the manuscript.

Bibliography

CCF 26Ac. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 534-539

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
8. 165 mm x 109 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 24 lines per page.

The written area is 155 mm x 95 mm.

Script

Written by J. H. Schrøter.

History

Origin

Recorded by J. H. Schrøter in the first half of the nineteenth century on the Faroe Islands.

Part IV ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Finnur hin fríði (b)
5.2(pp. 21-35 (ff. 11r-18r))
Finnur hin fríðiCCF 26
Rubric

“Finnur hin fríði”

Incipit

Aijn er giadlen af up landen

Explicit

“han dreer so tunge sorg”

Final Rubric

“Ende paa finnur fry skrevet i hast”

Colophon

“Gode Ven Schroter| Jeg ved ikke om det kan leses| so got maske Elsebettune| kan noget i den”

Bibliography

CCF 26B. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 539-544

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
8. 212 mm x 167 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 11+18, 12+17, 13+16, 14+15

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with around 21 lines per page.

The written area is 195 mm x 150 mm.

Script

Written in a single hand in a current script.

History

Origin

Written on the Faroe Islands in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Provenance

According to the colophon, the manuscript was sent by the scribe to J.H. Schrøter at a time when Elsebeth Poulsdatter (Elsebeth í Túni) worked as his housekeeper.

Part V ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Finnur hin fríði (c)
5.3(pp. 37-45 (ff. 19r-23r))
Finnur hin fríðiCCF 26
Rubric

“Finnur hin fríði”

Incipit

Viljið tar nú lýða á

Explicit

“hann sirgi sín bróðirs deyð”

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 26Ca. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 544-549

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
5. 213 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 19+20
  • II: 21+22
  • III: 23

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with up to 40 lines per column.

The written area is 200 mm x 160 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb around 1848 from the informant Daniel Joensen (Dánjal á Oyri) (aged 49) á Oyrini, Skálavík, Sandoy.

Part VI ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Fípan fagra (a)
6.1(pp. 47-48 (ff. 24r-24v))
Draft of a letter to P. E. Müller
Author

J. H. Schrøter

Note

Events mentioned indicate a dating between 1820-1823.

The title “Fípan fagra” has been added in pencil at the top of p. 47 (f. 24r)

Continues on p. 52 (f. 26v).

Language of Text

Danish

6.2(pp. 49-52 (ff. 25r-26v))
Fípan fagraCCF 48
Rubric

“Fuiban Fagra”

Incipit

Skadle undur Fiadle buir

Explicit

“ui urkt er ikkje longur”

Bibliography

CCF 48A. Føroya kvæði vol. II p. 163-165

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
3. 201 mm x 168 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 24+26, 25

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with around 32 lines per page.

The written area is 197 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by J. H. Schrøter.

History

Origin

Recorded by J. H. Schrøter between 1820-1823 in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands.

Part VII ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Fípan fagra (b)
6.2(pp. 53-59 (ff. 27r-30r))
Fípan fagraCCF 48
Rubric

“Fujban Fagra”

Incipit

Skadli undir fjadli bujr

Explicit

“O aj er rujman longur”

Note

An extra verse (21) is written following the final verse (41).

The name Elisabeth Christiane Schroter is written at the end on p. 59 (f. 30r). Underneath Svend Grundtvig as added the date 1845 in pencil.

Bibliography

CCF 48B. Føroya kvæði vol. II p. 166-168

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
4. 205 mm x 169 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 27+30, 28+29

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Although the paper is prepared for two columns, only the left column is written, with 24 lines per column.

The written area is 195 mm x 83 mm.

Script

Written in a current script by an unidentified hand. Chesnutt and Larsen vol. VII p. 81 argue against this being the hand of Elisabeth Schrøter based on a comparison with her copy of Trøllini í Hornalondum in Acc. 4 c[II] 4.

A second hand has added minor corrections.

Additions

Various corrections made in pencil.

History

No history available.

Part VIII ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Fípan fagra (c)
6.3(pp. 61-64 (ff. 31r-32v))
Fípan fagraCCF 48
Rubric

“Fípan fagra”

Incipit

Skalli undir fjalli býr

Explicit

“íð hoyrt er ikki longur”

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 48C. Føroya kvæði vol. II p. 168-171

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

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

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 31+32

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with up to 40 lines per column.

The written area is 195 mm x 165 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

Minor corrections added in pencil in another hand.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1848 from the informant Daniel Joensen (Dánjal við Gjógvará), Vágur, Suðuroy.

Part IX ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Fípan fagra (d)
7(pp. 65-68 (ff. 33r-34v))
Fípan fagraCCF 48
Rubric

“Fujban Fagra”

“Fuglin uj fiørini, han aitur Maas, Silkji blaig er| hajma hans, sum kneptt er hans Haar. Fuglin uj| fiørini”

Incipit

Katlin fir uj Forum roddi

Explicit

“Arikur u hans vuiv”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Item 42 in Sandoyarbók

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Jens Jensen (Biritu-Janus), Sandur, Sandoy

Bibliography

CCF 48Db. Føroya kvæði vol. II p. 171-173

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 216 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 33-34

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 24 lines per page.

The written area is 205 mm x 160 mm.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant Jens Jensen (Biritu-Janus), Sandur, Sandoy, on 9 June 1822.

Part X ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Fjallbøndurnir
7(pp. 69-72 (ff. 35r-36v))
FjallbøndurnirCCF 49
Rubric

“Fialböndrinir”

“Nu siglir odilingur eav Norri bluiur rennur birur Midlin bora”

Incipit

Amundur rujjur ud orla morgum

Explicit

“före tiil Hagunjadl”

Bibliography

CCF 49. Føroya kvæði vol. II p. 174-176

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 212 mm x 174 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 35-36

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 28 lines per page.

The written area is 195 mm x 125 mm.

History

No history available.

Part XI ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Flóvin Bænadiktsson (a)
8.1(pp. 73-74 (ff. 37r-37v))
Flóvin BænadiktssonCCF 128
Rubric

“Flovint Bænadiktson”

Incipit

Flovint unti frúnni vàl

Explicit

“so leingi hon var á lívi”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Johannis Jogvanson í Hörg

Bibliography

CCF 128A. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 76-77

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 up to 32 lines per column.

The written area is 195 mm x 170 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1848 from the informant Johannes Joensen í Hørg, Sumba, Suðuroy.

Part XII ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Flóvin Bænadiktsson (b)
8.2(pp. 75-76 (ff. 38r-38v))
Flóvin BænadiktssonCCF 128
Rubric

“Flovin Banaditsson”

“Uppi uj Lundvatla guulfötl Örn, qveersum elskar gamla| kjedling hun fear ongji bödn, uppi uj Lundvadla”

Incipit

Orla vear um Morginin

Explicit

“livir hoon sum nu”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Item 37 in Sandoyarbók

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Simon Danielsen, Sandur, Sandoy

Bibliography

CCF 128Ba. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 77-79

Language of Text

Fo

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 a single with 24 and 26 lines per page.

The written area is 200 mm x 150 mm.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant Simon Danielsen, Sandur, Sandoy, on 28 March 1822.

Part XIII ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Flóvins ríma (Flóvins ríma)
9(pp. 77-82 (ff. 39r-41v))
Karlamagnusar kvæðiFlóvins rímaCCF 106
Rubric

“Flovans-Rujma”

“Skuldi u Miugum armi sovi liousi leag á| Runni, listi er tan liljan E veal unni”

Incipit

Frattist fist uj forvitstuj

Explicit

“u alt ettir muin ejja”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Item 71 in Sandoyarbók

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 106[II]Ba. Føroya kvæði vol. V p. 6-8

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
4. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 38+41, 39+40

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 20 lines per page.

The written area is 190 mm x 150 mm.

History

Origin

Clemensen writes in Sandoyarbók that he recorded the ballad from the informant Hans Johannesen (Hanus í Koytu), Sandur, Sandoy, on 9 March 1823.

Part XIV ~ Acc. 4 c I[5] Flúgvandi biðil
10(p. 85 (f. 43r))
Flúgvandi biðilCCF 127
Rubric

“Fljúgvandi biðilin”

Incipit

Det bor en jomfru over land

Explicit

“so fagurt han gól”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Malene Antoniusdr í Funding, 70, 1861

Note

Verses 1-12.

Bibliography

CCF 127Ab. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 73-74

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords
11(pp. 85-86 (ff. 43r-43v))
Klæði tátturCCF 184
Incipit

Tad byr ein jomfru over land

Explicit

“skógvamar -- fótakrús”

Note

Verses 13-28.

Bibliography

CCF 184Ab. Føroya kvæði vol. VI p. 269

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords
12(p. 86 (f. 43v))
Hørpu rímaCCF 136
Incipit

Kom 2 biðlar í ein garð

Explicit

“broðrin fleyt í flóði”

Bibliography

CCF 136. (Not used in Føroya kvæði)

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Blue paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 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 16 to 20 lines per column.

The written area is 195 mm x 170 mm.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin

Recorded by V. U. Hammershaimb in 1861 from the informant Malene Antoniusdatter (aged 70), Funningur, Eysturoy.

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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