- NLW MS 24118E.
A manuscript monograph, , entitled 'Some Notice of William Herbert, first Earl of Pembroke of the present creation', by J[ames] E[dward] Nightingale, F.S.A. (ff. 1-59). It was published, under that title, in The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 18 (October 1878), 81-131. The notice places particular emphasis on the politics of the time, in which Herbert played a prominent role, and on his Wiltshire connections.
The text is complete except for some two paragraphs (corresponding to the top of p. 114 in print), missing due to the bottom of f. 36 having been cut away, and a single sentence (top of p. 128) missing from f. 55. There are manuscript emendations throughout, including some revisions supplied as pasteovers (ff. 11, 21, 22, 23, 33, 42, 47); footnotes have been inserted on paper flaps attached to page margins (ff. 2-3, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16-17, 19-20, 22, 23-24, 25-30, 32-35, 37-44, 46, 48-49, 52-53, 56, 57, 59), and occasionally as separate leaves (ff. 6a, 6b, 24a). Also included are earlier drafts of a few sections of text and footnotes (ff. 22a, 22b, 43a, 56a, 61-62) and notes, references and transcripts of related letters and documents (ff. 60 recto-verso, 61 verso-64).
Nightingale, J. E. (James Edward), 1816-1892