Fonds GB 0210 MSHERBER - Herbert Manuscripts,

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Herbert Manuscripts,


  • [17 cent.]-[19 cent.]. (Creation)

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19 vols.

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Acquired; 1916

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The Herbert Manuscripts belonged or relate mainly to Edward, first baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648; D.N.B., xxvi, 173), philosopher and metaphysician, and to his brothers, Sir Henry Herbert (1595-1673; D.N.B., xxvi, 195), Master of the Revels, and George Herbert (1593-1663; D.N.B., xxvi, 185), poet, and to other members of the Herbert family.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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  • English
  • Latin
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian

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English, Latin, French, Greek, Italian.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MSS 5295-5313.