Henry Herbert, 9th Earl of Pembroke to Hans Sloane – May the 20th 1734
Item infoDate: May the 20th 1734 Author: Henry Herbert, 9th Earl of Pembroke Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4053 Folio: f. 217
Most of the letter is too faded to make out except for a few words. “Kidneys” Henry Herbert (1689-1750) was 9th Earl of Pembroke and had a keen interest in architecture. Upon George I’s accession Herbert was appointed Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales. He was also close to George II (T. P. Connor, ‘Herbert, Henry, ninth earl of Pembroke and sixth earl of Montgomery (c.1689–1750)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/13033, accessed 2 July 2014]).