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BYRON, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824). Poet.
A collection of printed and manuscript ephemera, much of it relating to Byron.

Account book, largely blank, late 19th-century (binding loose), inscribed 'Clara Scott / the gift of Miss Leigh, 1871', formerly containing 'the leaf of the oak tree, planted by L Byron which is seen in the picture & which now belongs to Clara Scott. Presented to her by Miss Leigh, niece of Lord Byron', and various relics of hair (W Leigh, G.H.J. Leigh and Ada Byron), none now present, with a few scattered manuscript entries, probably by Clara Scott.
A complete manuscript transcript of Byron's poem English Bards and Scotch Reviewers from the 1811 edition, by Jane Poole, 1818, c.67 pages 4to plus blanks, half-leather, worn.
Address-panel franked by Lord King, later Lord Lovelace, 1835; the Scolar Press facsimile of Byron's letter to John Murray, Venice, 8 January 1818; signature (in Greek) of Spyridon Trikoupis (friend of Byron); letter of Lady Westmorland; free frank of Ra[lph] Milbanke, 1809; letter of John Fitzgibbon, 1st Earl of Clare, a fellow-pupil of Byron at Harrow, accepting a dinner invitation from the Duke of Wellington, 1844; two copies of the Nottingham Review, 16 & 20 July 1824, the first containing an account of Byron's remains arriving in London and of the funeral at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (both worn and soiled); manuscript copy of The Irish Avatar 6 pages folio, late nineteenth-century; offcuts and proofs of various catalogue entries for Byron-related material; calligraphic manuscript of four verses from Don Juan ('The Shipwreck'); free frank cover signed by [George Anson Byron] 7th Baron Byron addressed to Captain Baynes on HMS Andromache at Sheerness, 1838; and a few related pieces.
[No: 26663]

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