[BYRON, George Gordon, Lord], letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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[BYRON, George Gordon, Lord] (1788-1824). Poet.
Document Signed ('Byron') by the poet's great-uncle, William Byron, 5th Lord (1772-1798, 'The Wicked Lord'), 1 page folio, red wax seal, 27 April 1752. A bond for the payment of £9,000 plus interest to Samuel Child, bearing embossed revenue stamps.
The 5th Lord was perhaps more dangerous to know than his nephew and heir. Decribed by Horace Walpole as a madman, he so mistreated his wife that she left him. The poet inherited the title from him, his son and grandson having predeceased him, but his dislike for all his relations meant that the two never met.
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