View sample images of Herle's letters
- BL Cotton Galba CVII
fol. 251 A map of Bronkhurst in the Low Countries, endorsed and possibly drafted by Herle.
- BL Cotton Galba CVII fol. 189v
An example of a letter written in either a neat version of Herle's hand or by a scribe,
complete with manicule towards the base of the page.
- TNA SP 12/144/1 A
characteristic one-page letter illustrating Herle's paper-saving technique of writing
perpendicularly in the margin.
- TNA SP 12/148/13 A
letter showing evidence of extensive editing and drafting practice by Herle.
- TNA SP 12/150/15 A letter
with an example of Herle's practice of marginal annotation.
- TNA SP 12/83/32 A letter
showing Herle's practice of marginal and textual annotation.
- TNA SP 12/180/47 A good
example of a one-page letter with marginal and textual annotation, subscription and
signature by Herle.
- TNA SP 12/181/70(r) and
TNA SP 12/181/70(v) A letter packet
including the address leaf as it was sent, with superscription by Herle and an
endorsement by Lord Burghley.
- TNA SP 70/13/128 A rare
example of Herle using cipher symbols in his letters.
- TNA SP 70/127/36 An
example of a scribal copy of one of Herle's letters with marginal annotation.
- TNA SP 83/22/53 An
example of a scribal copy (or a very neat version of Herle's hand) with marginal
annotation by Lord Burghley.
- TNA SP 83/15/49 An address
leaf with an impression of Herle's seal and endorsement with manicule.