Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/462
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HERBERT, William (1772-1851)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 21 production units.
Name of creator(s): Herbert | William | 1772-1851 | antiquary and librarian x William Herbert Wilderspin
William Herbert was the first librarian of Guildhall Library, 1828-45.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of William Herbert, comprising: topographical description of London, early 19th century; collections for a history of London monasteries, early 19th century; collections for histories of livery companies, c 1830; memoir of his life, c 1772-early 19th century; history of the Boar's Head Tavern in Eastcheap, early or mid 19th century; letters addressed to him, 1828-45; collection of antiquarian notes concerning the Priory and Church of St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, c 1838-1845; and memorandum relating to parish boundaries, 1830. They were catalogued at various dates by members of Guildhall Library staff.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Conditions governing access:
Access only to holders of a History Card. Please see staff if you require a card.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
NOTE: Ms 236-9, being notes and documents relating to Hastings, have been transferred to East Sussex Record Office. For more information about William Herbert see COL/LBD/AD.
For a biography of William Herbert, see Donovan Dawe and E. W. Padwick, William Herbert (1772-1851): actor, antiquary and the first Librarian of Guildhall Library (1997). A copy is held by the Printed Books section of Guildhall Library.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.