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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Sources:

Description of Series

Series I. Works and Personal Papers, 1805-1829, 1968, undated

Series II. Correspondence, 1798-1832, 1859, undated

Series III. Third Party Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1642, 1761, 1782-1872, 1896-1949, undated

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

George Gordon Byron:

An Inventory of His Collection in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
Title: George Gordon Byron Collection
Dates: 1642-1968 (bulk 1798-1830)
Abstract: The George Gordon Byron papers consist of manuscripts, letters, an account book, engravings, handwritten musical scores, wills and other documents, and clippings, all ranging in date from 1642 to 1968, with the majority dating from 1798 to 1830.
RLIN Record ID: TXRC07-A0
Extent: 8 document boxes, 1 bound volume, 7 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders (6.3 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Biographical Sketch

George Gordon Byron was born in London on January 22, 1788, the son of John "Mad Jack" Byron and Catherine Gordon. His father, having spent his wife’s inheritance, eventually left for France, where he died when Byron was three. Byron and his mother lived in Aberdeen until he became the sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale upon the death of his great uncle, William John Byron, in 1798. At that point, mother and son returned to England and lived briefly at the ancestral estate, Newstead Abbey. John Hanson, the family’s solicitor, brought Byron to London for professional treatment of his clubbed foot and enrolled him in school in Dulwich. Byron attended Harrow from 1801 to 1805, then Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received his degree in 1808.

Byron had his first book of poetry, Fugitive Pieces, privately printed by John Ridge in 1806. Because friends, particularly Reverend Thomas Becher, criticized the work’s eroticism, he suppressed its publication and revised it as Poems on Various Occasions (1807). The work continued to be revised and was published publicly first as Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated (1808), with a second edition, revised, appearing in 1808. An unfavorable review of Hours of Idleness spurred Byron to write his first major poetic work, English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers (1809), a satirical jab at critics and poets of the day that also expressed his admiration of neoclassical poets such as John Dryden and Alexander Pope.

Byron toured the eastern Mediterranean from 1809 to 1811, writing Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812) along the way. The 500 copies of the first edition of Childe Harold, published by John Murray, sold out in three days, and Byron found himself famous overnight. The most popular poet of his day, Byron is still considered the embodiment of English Romanticism. Over the next few years he published six Romantic verse narratives: The Giaour (1813), The Bride of Abydos (1813), The Corsair (1814), Lara (1814), and The Siege of Corinth and Parasina (1816). All of these were well received. Murray continued as Byron’s publisher until 1823.

Byron’s intriguing private life contributed to his popularity. He had affairs with numerous women and a few men; the most scandalous was with Lady Caroline Lamb. He also may have had a physical relationship with his half sister, Augusta Leigh, to whom he was especially close. In 1815, Byron married Anne Isabella (Annabella) Milbanke. When Annabella’s uncle, Lord Wentworth, died later that year, the Milbankes changed their name to Noel as his will directed. Byron also added the name Noel, becoming George Gordon Noel Byron. Byron’s severe financial difficulties caused him to drink heavily and become hostile to family members, particularly his wife. In 1816, Annabella left him, taking their infant daughter, Augusta Ada Byron, to her parents’ home. Charges of cruelty and adultery were augmented by rumors of an incestuous relationship with Augusta Leigh, and Byron agreed to a legal separation. He left England for Switzerland, where he was met by fellow poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, his wife Mary Godwin, and Godwin’s stepsister Claire (Jane) Clairmont, who was pregnant with Byron’s child (Clara Allegra, who died at age five). Byron and Shelley developed a close friendship, and Byron wrote several poems during this time, including "The Prisoner of Chillon" and "Prometheus." These were followed by Manfred (1817), a Faustian tragedy.

After spending four months in Switzerland, Byron traveled to Italy, where he spent the next seven years. Experimenting with a new style (verse in ottava rima), he wrote Beppo (1818), which was a more lighthearted work than his previous writings. This style was repeated in his acclaimed Don Juan, an epic satire left unfinished at the time of his death. He also wrote several dramas, including Sardanapalus, The Two Foscari, and Cain, A Mystery (1821), which reflected his growing interest in political issues.

In Italy, Byron initially led a life of debauchery, but in 1819 he formed a lasting attachment with the Countess Teresa Guiccioli. In July 1823, Byron sailed for Greece to assist with the war of independence from the Turks. He caught a fever, was bled with leeches, and died on April 19, 1824.

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Scope and Contents

The George Gordon Byron papers consist of manuscripts, letters, an account book, engravings, handwritten musical scores, wills and other documents, and clippings, all ranging in date from 1642 to 1968, with the majority dating from 1798-1830. The material is organized in three series: I. Works and Personal Papers, 1805-1829, 1968, undated; II. Correspondence, 1798-1832, 1859, undated; and III. Third Party Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1642, 1761, 1782-1872, 1896-1949, undated. This collection was previously accessible through a card catalog but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion project.

The Works series is arranged alphabetically by title. While most of the manuscripts are in Byron’s hand, some are copies in the hand of his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, and other persons. Typescript copies are also present. Among Byron’s manuscripts are Cain, A Mystery; Canto VIII and Canto IX of Don Juan; The Island: Or, Christian and His Comrades; Ode to Napoléon Buonaparte; Sardanapolus; and The Siege of Corinth. English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers is represented by a handwritten fragment by Byron, as well as a bound copy in an unidentified hand; an 1817 bound copy in an unidentified hand of the fourth edition; and a printed book interleaved with pasted-in autographs, manuscript notes, portraits of well-known authors, and copies of poems about Byron dating from 1812-1819. Many of Byron’s short poems are present, including "Childish Recollections,""I Saw Thee Weep,""To a Knot of Ungenerous Critics," and "To E. N. Long." Also included are an account book dating from 1819 to 1820, with additional entries by Teresa Guiccioli, and a draft and final copy of Byron’s 1811 will.

The Correspondence series is divided into two subseries: A. Letters, 1806-1831, undated; and B. Bound Letters, 1798-1832, 1859, undated. Subseries A consists of Byron’s outgoing letters, with the exception of letters from Thomas Denman to his sister, Joseph Jekyll to Thomas Ryder, and Georg Freiherr von Ompteda to _____ Delafield, all located with Byron’s letter to John Jackson. Subseries B., Bound Letters, consists of letters by Byron and others, bound together or formerly bound together, and contains some items other than letters. Most of the bound letters are outgoing letters from Byron, but Letters I includes letters from Teresa Guiccioli to Marguerite Blessington, Caroline Lamb to Sydney Morgan, Judith Wentworth Noel to James Burges, a pencil drawing by Caroline Lamb, manuscripts by Byron, and two locks of Byron’s hair, as well as engravings and an illuminated history of Newstead Abbey. Included with Byron’s letters in Letters III are letters from Lady Byron to Anna Jameson, Emily Milner, and Lady Portsmouth; from Catherine Gordon Byron to Augusta Leigh and James Farquhar; from Charlotte Williams to her uncle; from Lega Zambelli to Geo. Batta Missiaglia; and manuscript poems by Lady Byron. Incoming letters to Byron from Edward Dawkins, _____ Storiferri, and John Taaffe, as well as letters between those men, Lorenzo Collini, W. Dunn, Captain John Hay, Marquis Mansi, and Lega Zambelli, all regarding the Pisan Affray, are bound together in Letters IV. Letters V includes, besides letters by Byron, letters by R. Goddard and Caroline Lamb to Sydney Morgan, a note by Lady Morgan, a handwritten charter of the brig "Hercules" by Byron and John Scott, artwork of Greek revolutionaries by Henry Martin, and a manuscript of Byron’s translation of Riga’s "War Song of the Greeks." Letters VI includes letters from Byron to Daniel Roberts and James Holmes regarding the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, as well as engravings of the poets and clippings about Shelley. In Letters VII, a letter from Catherine Gordon Byron to John Hanson is located with letters from Byron to John Ridge, William John Bankes, and an unidentified recipient regarding his Poems on Various Occasions and Hours of Idleness, as well as an illustration of Byron at Cambridge. Letters II and Letters X through XIV all contain only letters from Byron, including one from Byron to Daniel Roberts regarding Shelley’s death.

Series III., Third Party Correspondence and Manuscripts, includes letters and manuscript poems by Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron; correspondence by Catherine Gordon Byron; musical manuscripts by Thomas Hastings, including the opera he composed based on Byron’s Manfred; and a manuscript by Elizabeth Bridget Pigot of "The Wonderful History of Lord Byron & His Dog," as well as correspondence by other individuals. Within numbered miscellaneous groups, there are letters from Augusta Leigh to Anne Isabella Milbanke Bryon, Francis Hodgson, and others; letters regarding Byron’s birth; letters from Teresa Guiccioli regarding Byron; a bound collection of poems, articles, and other materials relating to Byron; and letters from Anne Isabella Milbanke Bryon, primarily to her friend Harriet Siddons.

A complete Index of Correspondents in the Byron archive is located at the end of this inventory. All works by Byron and others are listed in the Index of Works.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Becher, J. T. (John Thomas), 1770-1840.
Blessington, Charles John Gardiner, Lord.
Broughton, John Cam Hobhouse, Baron, 1786-1869.
Burges, James Bland, Sir, 1752-1824.
Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860.
Byron, Catherine Gordon.
Byron, John, 1756-1791.
Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822.
Crombie, Alexander, 1762?-1840?
Crosby, Ben.
Dallas, Robert Charles.
Dawkins, Edward James, 1792-1865.
Farquhar, James.
Guiccioli, Alessandre, 1817-1840.
Guiccioli, Teresa, contessa di, 1800-1873.
Hanson, John.
Hardy, Anne Louisa Emily Berkeley, Lady.
Harrington, Leicester Stanhope, Earl of, 1784-1862.
Hodgson, Francis, 1781-1852.
Lamb, Caroline, Lady, 1785-1828.
Lamb, Caroline Rosalie St. Jules, Lady.
Leigh, Augusta, 1784-1851.
Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852.
Maurokordatos, Alexandros, 1791-1865.
Morgan, Lady (Sydney), 1783-1859.
Murray, John, 1778-1843.
Pigot, Elizabeth Bridget, 1783-1866.
Ridge, John.
Roberts, Daniel.
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Siddons, Harriet, 1783-1844.
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817.
Taaffe, John, 1787-1862.
Trelawny, Edward John, 1792-1881.
Webster-Wedderburn, James, Sir, 1789-1840.
Subjects
Authors, English.
English literature.
Poets, English.
Romanticism.
Document Types
Account books.
Scores.
Wills.

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Related Material

Other materials relating to Byron at the Ransom Center may be found in the Prints Collection as well as the Augusta Leigh, Walter Scott, and Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript collections and the Stark Collection of books.

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Separated Material

An 1823 pencil sketch of Byron by Alfred Guillaume Gabriel D’Orsay and an 1824 oil on ivory painting by G. H. Harding of Byron dressed in Greek costume have been removed to the Center’s Art Collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases, 1961 (R887), 1964 (R2209), 1965 (R2722), 1966, 1970, 1974, 1977 (R7837), and Gift, 1970

Processed by:

Katherine Mosley, 2007

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Sources:

Gatton, John Spalding. "George Gordon Byron. "Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume 96: British Romantic Poets, 1789-1832, Second Series. The Gale Group, 1990; and Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume 110: British Romantic Prose Writers, 1789-1832, Second Series. The Gale Group, 1991.

"The Byron Chronology: A Romantic Circles Scholarly Resource," University of Maryland, www.rc.umd.edu/reference/chronologies/ (accessed January 2007).

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Container List

 

Series I. Works and Personal Papers, 1805-1829, 1968, undated

Box Folder
1 1 A-Z
"Adieu to the Muse"
2 Manuscript, 1807
3 Manuscript copy in unidentified hand, 1828
4 "Bright Be the Place of Thy Soul!," manuscript copy in the hand of Lady Bryon with revisions in Lord Byron’s hand, [1815] (previously in Misc. I)
Cain, A Mystery
5 Bound manuscript, 1821 (Works II)
6-7 Lord Byron’s Cain: Twelve Essays and a Text with Variants and Annotations by Truman Guy Steffan, printed fascicles, 1968
8 "Childish Recollections" [poem], manuscript, undated (Works IV)
* "Demise by Way of Mortgage," manuscript, undated (Works V, *removed to oversize folder 1)
Don Juan
* Canto VIII, manuscript, July 1822 (*removed to oversize box 8)
9 Canto IX, Stanzas 1-8 [and Canto III, Stanzas 1-2], manuscript, 10 July 1819
English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers
10 Manuscript fragment. Bound with letter from Catherine Gordon Byron to John Hanson, 1809; letter from Byron to Hodgson, 1809; printed portrait of Byron, 1829; and color print of Newstead Abbey (Works VIII)
11 Bound manuscript copy in unknown hand, [1809?] (Works IX)
Box Folder
2 1 Bound manuscript copy in unknown hand of the fourth edition, 1817
2 Printed book (2nd edition, London, 1809). Interleaved with portraits and signatures of Wordsworth, Southey, et. al.; undated letter from Sir Walter Scott to Dr. Clarke; and manuscript notes, including copy of excerpt of letter from Byron to John Murray, 7 February 1821. Bound with copies of poems re. Byron by various authors, 1812-1819, and with receipt from Byron to John Hanson, 23 April 1806, pasted in (Works XXI)
3 ["From the French"] "Must thou go, my glorious chief…," manuscript copy in the hand of Lady Byron, undated (previously in Misc. I)
4 "I Saw Thee Weep" [poem, from Hebrew Melodies], manuscript, undated (Works X)
* The Island: or, Christian and His Comrades, manuscript, 10-14 January 1823 (*Works XI, removed to oversize box 8)
Ode to Napoléon Buonaparte
* Bound manuscript titled "Ode," undated. With color portrait of Napoleon (*Works XII, removed to oversize box 9)
5 Illuminated miniature manuscript copy by B. N. Budd, undated (Works XIII)
Box Folder
3 Personal Papers
1 Account book, 1819-1820, with additional entries by Countess Guiccioli, and handwritten fragment, undated (previously in Miscellaneous)
* Last will and testament, bound manuscript draft, 1811 (*Misc. VI, removed to oversize box 10)
* Last will and testament, manuscript, 23 August 1811 (*Misc. VII, removed to oversize box 11
2 [Poems] "[Lines] to a lady weeping"; "From the Turkish"; "Two sonnets to Genevra"; "Farewell"; manuscript in unidentified hand, March 1812 (previously in Miscellaneous)
3 "Prim Mary Ann" [poem], manuscript, ca. 1805, bound with typescript copy (Works XIV)
* Sardanapolus, manuscript, with notes for the play, undated (Works XVI, *removed to oversize box 12)
* The Siege of Corinth, manuscript, undated, and printed pages, bound, 30 _____ 1815, with engraving of Byron by T. Lupton, 1824 (Works XVII, *removed to oversize box 9)
4 "Soliloquy of a Bard in the Country" [poem], manuscript, [1806], with manuscript copy [by Elizabeth Pigot], undated (Works XVIII)
* "Some Recollections of My Acquaintance with Madame Staël," manuscript, 4 August 1821 (Works XV, *removed to oversize folder 2)
5 "To a Knot of Ungenerous Critics," manuscript, 1 December 1806, bound with typescript copy (Works XX)
6 "To E. N. [Edward Noel] Long" [poem], manuscript, undated, bound with typescript copy (Works XIX)
7* "To Mr. Phillips the bookseller" [poem], photocopy and typescript copy of manuscript / forgery by Major George Byron written on six blank pages of vol. 4 of an edition of The Works of Peter Pindar. Written on blank page preceding the poem is a note in the same hand about Peter Pindar's (Dr. Walcot's) supposed prophecy concerning Alderman Skinner of London. (*Original manuscript is located with the Stark Library, HRC STARK 6821-6821C HRC STK)

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Series II. Correspondence, 1798-1832, 1859, undated

Subseries A. Letters, 1806-1831, undated
Box Folder
3 8 Unidentified, December 1814 and 15 July 1821
9 A-B
10 Blessington, Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of
11 C-D
12 Crosby, Ben
13 E-G
14 Ha-He
15 Hardy, Anne Louisa Emily Berkeley, Lady
Box Folder
4 1 Ho-Hz
2 I-S
3 T-Z
Subseries B. Bound Letters, 1798-1832, 1859, undated
* Letters I, "The Abbey of Newstede: Photographs, Letters, Manuscripts, and Pictures Relating To Newstead Abbey," illuminated history of the abbey, letters, and engravings, 1803-1832, undated; with note re. drawing by Caroline Lamb, undated; manuscripts of untitled verse, [1807]; preface to Hours of Idleness, undated; "Lines to Mr. Hodgson," 1809; and "Ossian’s Address to the Sun in Carthon," 1805 (*removed to oversize box 13)
4 Letters II, "Original Autograph Letters," 1808-1823, 1859, undated
* Letters III, Letters and poem by Byron, undated, 1807-1823; letters and poems by Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, 1854, undated; and letters by Catherine Gordon Byron, 1798, 1801 (*removed to oversize box 14)
5 Letters IV, Dawkins, Edward / Pisan Affray, 1822
* Letters V, "Byroniana," letters by Byron and others, 1823-1828, with handwritten manuscript of Byron’s translation of Riga’s The War Song of the Greeks, undated; charter document for the brig "Hercules," undated; and two portraits of Greek revolutionaries by Henry Martin, undated (*removed to oversize box 9)
6 Letters VI, letters "Concerning the Drowning of Shelley," 1822-1823, bound with engravings of Byron, Shelley, etc. and clippings re. Shelley
7 Letters VII, "Relating to Poems on Various Occasions and Hours of Idleness," 1805-1807
Box Folder
5 1 Letters X, Blessington, Charles John Gardiner, Lord, 1823
2 Letters XI, Dallas, Robert Charles, 1811
3 Letters XII, Hanson, John, 1815
4 Letters XIII, Harness, William, 1808-1811
5 Letters XIV, "Letter of Lord Byron [to Daniel Roberts] on the Finding of the Body of P. B. Shelley, Pisa, July 21, 1822"

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Series III. Third Party Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1642, 1761, 1782-1872, 1896-1949, undated

Box Folder
5 6 Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke. Manuscript poem to Miss Milner beginning "To say - to feel - 'I take my all...,'" undated, and correspondence, 1819, 1845, 1846, undated
7 Byron, Catherine Gordon. Correspondence, 1809, 1811
8 Byron, William Byron. Letter, 1761
9 Grioli, Letiando. Correspondence, 1839, 1840
10-11 Guiccioli, Alessandro. Correspondence, 1820-1830, and petition to the Pope, Leo XII, undated
12 Guiccioli, Ignazio. Letter, 1827
13 Guiccioli, Teresa. Note, undated
14 Hanson, Charles. Handwritten note, 1845, explaining envelope of 12 March 1808 by Urania, Countess Dowager of Portsmouth
Box Folder
6 1 Hastings, Thomas. Manfred (Opera composed by Thomas Hastings, from the dramatic poem of Lord Byron), handwritten musical score, 1833-1836. Bound with his "Bird of the Wilderness," music manuscript, 1831, and "Hear O Israel," two music manuscripts, undated, 1836 (altered 1843); and engraving of Astarte by H. T. Ryall, 1835
2 House, Aston. Letter, 1837
3 King, A. I. Noel. Letters re. "Powerless are thy magic numbers..." by Anne Byron, undated
4 Macmillan, Frederick. Letter to William Heinemann re. William Ernest Henley’s edition of Byron, 1896
5 Montanari, D. Copy of letter, 1824
6 Murray, John. Letter, 1829
7 Pigot, Cuthbert Becher. Correspondence, 1934, 1949
8 Pigot, Elizabeth Bridget. "The Wonderful History of Lord Byron & His Dog," signed and illustrated manuscript, 1807. With photograph of Pigot and note by Pigot, 1854
9 Pratt, Willis Winslow. "Lord Byron and His Circle: A Calendar of Manuscripts in the University of Texas Library," corrected typescript, undated
10 Wurts, Louisa West. Letter, 1905, re. portrait of Byron by William E. West
11 Zilari, Susan. Letter, 1942, re. "Powerless are thy Magic numbers..." by Anne Byron
Numbered Manuscript Groups:
Misc. I
Unidentified author
12 "Byromania" and "Divination," manuscript copies in the hand of Lady Byron, possibly cut from an album, undated
13 "From thee such strains..." [poem], manuscript, undated
14 "George Byron, son of J[ohn] Byron," manuscript fragment re. Byron’s right to inherit barony, undated
15 "On the Death of Lord Byron," manuscript, undated
16 Bolton, Samuel. Correspondence, 1798
17 Boord & Ridpath. Letter, 1798
Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, baroness
18 Manuscript poems, 1822, 1833, undated, and printed poem, undated
19 "Powerless are thy magic numbers…" [untitled poem in response to Byron’s "Fare Thee Well," attributed to Lady Byron], manuscript in unidentified hand, undated
20 Correspondence, 1814, 1817, 1827
21 Correspondence to Augusta Leigh, [1815-1851?]
22 Byron, Catherine Gordon. Correspondence, 1788, 1798, undated
23 Byron, Elizabeth Shaw. Letter, 14 January n.y.
24 Byron, John. Handwritten will, 21 June 1791
* Byron, John, 1723-1786. Letter, 21 February 1784 (*oversize folder 3)
25 Byron, John Byron, Baron, 1598 or 9-1652. Correspondence, 1642
26 Byron, Sophia Trevannion. Correspondence, 1782, n.y.
27 Byron, William Byron, Baron. Letter, 1778
28 Byron, William John. Correspondence, 1784, 1791
29 [Colman, George]. "To the Anti-Slavery Advocate," manuscript copy in the hand of Lady Byron, undated. Written on the verso is a letter from Lady Byron to unidentified recipient, 16 October n.y.
30 Crombie, Alexander. Correspondence, 1795-1798
31 Farquhar, James. Correspondence, 1795, 1798, and manuscript copy of document, 1796
Box Folder
7 1 Gamba, Pietro. Handwritten document, 29 April 1824
2 Hanson, John. Correspondence, 1798
3 Leigh, Augusta. Correspondence, 1816-1830
4 Leigh, Frances Byron. Letter, 1795
5 Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory). "Lord Byron" and "To Greece, on the Death of Lord Byron," handwritten manuscript, 13 August 1824
6 Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of. Correspondence, 1823, 1845, undated
7 Milbanke, Ralph, Sir. Letter, 18 October 1809
8 Moore, Thomas. The "Living Dog" and the "Dead Lion," manuscript, undated
9 Smith, Constance Spencer. Letter, 1 October 1817
10 Taylor, John. "Lines on the Portrait of the Late Lord Byron Painted by R. Westall," manuscript, [1820]
11 Vandercom, ______. Letter, 4 May 1792
12 Wharton, _____. "Dr. Lushington is of opinion that Lady Noel Byron must…," manuscript copy, 30 November 1830
13 [White, Joseph Blanco]. "Mysterious night! when our first parent knew…," manuscript, undated
14 Misc. II, "Letters Regarding the Birth of Lord Byron," 1788, bound, with typescript copies
15 Misc. III, "Letters from The Countess Guiccioli Relating to Lord Byron," 1863-1872, bound with typescript copies
16 Misc. IV, Trelawny, Edward John. Letter, April 1858
17 Misc. V, Wright, John. Letter, 8 July 1824
* Misc. VI--see 3* Last will and testament
* Misc. VII--see 3* Last will and testament
18 Misc. VIII, bound collection of handwritten and printed materials with poems, articles, portraits, etc. re. Lord Byron by various authors, undated
* Misc. IX, Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness. Letters, with poems, to Harriet Siddons, 1817-1841; letters to Elizabeth Harriet (Siddons) Mair, 1829-1857; letters to Major Mair; manuscript of "To Mrs. Henry Siddons," Sept. 1844 (*bound volume 1)

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 Index of Correspondents 

  • Babbage, _____--7.6
  • Barry, C. [Charles] F. --3.9
  • Barry, J. C. --4.4
  • Becher, J. T. (John Thomas), 1770-1840--3.9
  • Blaquiere, Edward--3.9
  • Blessington, Charles John Gardiner, Lord--3.10, 5.1
  • Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849--oversize box 13
  • Bolton, Samuel--6.16, 6.31
  • Boord & Ridpath--6.17
  • Bowring, John, Sir, 1792-1872--oversize box 9, oversize box 14
  • Broughton, John Cam Hobhouse, Baron, 1786-1869--3.9
  • Burges, James Bland, Sir, 1752-1824--4.4, 5.6, oversize box 13
  • Byron, _____--5.8
  • Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860--3.9, 5.6, 6.20-21, 6.29, 7.3, oversize box 13, bound volume 1
  • Byron, Catherine Gordon--1.10, 4.7, 5.7, 6.22, 6.31, 7.14, oversize box 13, oversize box 14
  • Byron, Elizabeth Shaw, d. 1788--6.23
  • Byron, John, 1723-1786--oversize folder 3
  • Byron, John, [1756-1791] --6.22, 6.24, 7.14
  • Byron, John Byron, Baron, 1598 or 9-1652 [First Baron] --6.25
  • Byron, Sophia--6.20, 6.26
  • Byron, William Byron, Baron, 1722-1798--5.8, 6.27
  • Byron, William John--6.28
  • Cazenove, James--oversize box 13
  • Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822--2.2, 3.11, oversize box 14
  • Crombie, Alexander, 1762?-1840? --6.22, 6.30-31
  • Crosby, Ben--3.12, oversize box 13
  • Dallas, Robert Charles--3.11, oversize box 13, oversize box 14
  • Davy, Jane Kerr Apreece, Lady--3.11
  • Dawkins, Edward James, 1792-1865? --3.11, 4.5
  • Delafield, _____--4.2
  • Denman, Thomas Denman, Baron, 1779-1854--4.2
  • Devonshire, Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of, 1758-1824--3.11
  • Doyle, Frank--6.20
  • Estonomal, comte d’--7.6
  • Fagnani, Emma--7.15
  • Farquhar, James--6.16-17, 6.30-31, 7.2, 7.4, oversize box 14
  • Farquharson, _____--7.14
  • Fletcher, _____--6.11
  • Forresti, George--oversize box 14
  • Freeling, Francis, Sir, 1764-1836--3.13, 5.7
  • Galignani, Mr. (Giovanni Antonio), 1757-1821--3.13
  • Galt, John, 1779-1839--3.13
  • Goddard, R.--oversize box 9
  • Grioli, Letiando--5.9
  • Grolier Club--3.10
  • Guiccioli, Alessandre, 1817-1840--3.13, 5.10-11, 6.5
  • Guiccioli, Ignazio--5.12
  • Guiccioli, Teresa, contessa di, 1800-1873--3.13, 5.13, 7.15, oversize box 13
  • [Hanson], _____--3.14
  • Hanson, Charles--3.14, 5.14
  • Hanson, John--1.10, 2.2, 3.14, 4.7, 5.3, 5.7, 7.2, oversize box 13, oversize box 14
  • Hardy, Anne Louisa Emily Berkeley, Lady--3.15
  • Harness, William, 1790-1869--5.4, oversize box 14
  • Harrington, Leicester Stanhope, Earl of, 1784-1862--3.14
  • Hay, John--4.5, oversize box 13, oversize box 14
  • Heinemann, William, 1863-1920--6.4
  • Hellman, George S. (George Sidney), 1878-1958--3.10
  • Hodgson, Francis, 1781-1852--1.10, 4.1, 7.3
  • Holmes, James, 1777-1860--4.6, 7.3
  • Hoppner, Richard Belgrave, Esq.--4.1, 4.4
  • House, Aston--6.2
  • Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859--4.4, oversize box 13
  • Jackson, John "Gentleman," 1769-1845--4.2
  • James F. Drake, Inc. (Marston E. Drake)--3.4
  • Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860--5.6, oversize box 14
  • Jekyll, Joseph, 1754-1837--4.2
  • Johannes, G., Count--7.15
  • [Jones, Thomas, Rev.] --4.2
  • Lake, J. W. --4.4
  • Lamb, Caroline, Lady, 1785-1828--oversize box 9, oversize box 13
  • Lamb, Caroline Rosalie St. Jules, Lady--7.6, oversize box 13, oversize box 14
  • Leigh, Augusta, 1784-1851--6.21, 7.3, oversize box 14, oversize folder 3
  • Leigh, Frances--6.31, 7.4
  • Leslie, John--7.14
  • Linsay, Robert M.--6.10
  • Longman & Co.--6.20
  • Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852--7.6
  • MacCarthy, J. N.--4.4
  • [Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832]--4.2
  • Macmillan, Frederick Orridge, Sir, 1851-1936--6.4
  • Mair, _____, Major--bound volume 1
  • [Mair, Elizabeth Harriet (Siddons), Mrs.], d 1876 or 7--bound volume 1
  • Maurokordatos, Alexandros, 1791-1865--7.3
  • Milbanke, Ralph, Sir--7.7
  • Milner, _____--7.16
  • Milner, Emily--6.20, oversize box 14
  • Missiaglia, Geo. Batta--oversize box 14
  • Montanari, D.--6.5
  • Morgan, Lady (Sydney), 1783-1859--oversize box 9, oversize box 13
  • Muir, Henry--oversize box 9
  • Murray, John, 1778-1843--2.2, 4.2, 6.6, oversize box 13, oversize box 14
  • Noel, Judith Wentworth, Lady, d. 1822--oversize box 13
  • Ompteda, Georg, Freiherr von, 1863-1931--4.2
  • Orville, [Henry] d’--4.2, oversize box 13
  • [Parucca, Demetrius]--4.2
  • [Perry, James]--4.4
  • Pigot, Cuthbert Becher--6.7
  • Pigot, Elizabeth Bridget, 1783-1866--6.8
  • Pinicaine, John F.--7.14
  • Portsmouth, _____ Lady--oversize box 14
  • Putnam, _____--5.6
  • Pye, John--4.4
  • Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1888- --3.4, 6.7
  • Rathbone, William--5.6
  • Rawdon, _____--4.2
  • Reid, _____--5.6
  • [Ridge, John] --4.2, 4.4, 4.7
  • Ridgeway, _____--oversize box 14
  • Roberts, Daniel--4.2, 4.6, 5.5, 7.17, oversize box 9
  • Rogers, _____--oversize box 14
  • Ryder, Thomas--4.2
  • Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832--2.2
  • Siddons, Harriet, 1783-1844--bound volume 1
  • Smith, Constance Spencer--7.9
  • Smith, Sydney--7.9
  • Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817--4.2
  • Stevens, G.--4.2
  • Sykes, _____--6.26, 7.11
  • Taaffe, John, 1787-1862--4.3-5, oversize box 14
  • Taglioni, Domenico--5.9-12
  • Thomson, G.--4.3
  • Trelawny, Edward John, 1792-1881--7.16
  • University of Texas at Austin. Miriam Lutcher Stark Library (Fannie Ratchford)--3.4, 6.7
  • [Valpy, R. (Richard), 1754-1836]--oversize box 14
  • Vandercom, _____--7.11
  • Watson, James--6.22, 7.14
  • Webster, Godfrey Vassal, Sir, 1789-1836--4.3
  • Webster-Wedderburn, James, Sir, 1789-1840--4.3-4, oversize box 13
  • Williams, Charlotte--oversize box 14
  • Wilmot, _____--6.28
  • Wright, J. (John), 1770?-1844--7.17
  • Wurts, Louisa West--6.10
  • Zambelli, Lega--4.5, oversize box 14
  • Zilari, Susan--6.3, 6.11
  • Unidentified recipients--3.8, 4.2 (under John Jackson), 4.5, 6.6, oversize box 13, oversize box 14

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 Index of Works 

  • Works by Byron:
    • "Adieu to the Muse"--1.2-3
    • "All Hail, Mount Blanc!"--1.1
    • Anacreon, odes 34 and 47--1.1
    • "And must the hag Lucinda’s power invoke…"--oversize box 13
    • "Bright Be the Place of Thy Soul"--1.4
    • Cain, A Mystery--1.5-7
    • Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. A Romaunt. Canto II, Stanza 9--1.1
    • "Childish Recollections"--1.8
    • Corsair, The--1.1
    • "Demise by Way of Mortgage"--oversize folder 1
    • Don Juan, Canto III, Stanzas 1-2--1.9
    • Don Juan, Canto VIII--oversize box 8
    • Don Juan, Canto IX, Stanzas 1-8--1.9
    • "Eis Lōrag"--1.1
    • "Eis Rōdog-Ode 5"--1.1
    • English Bards and Scotch Reviewers--1.10-11, 2.1-2
    • "Farewell"--3.2
    • "From the French"--2.3
    • "From the Turkish"--3.2
    • Giaour, The--1.1
    • "He never can die…" [fragments on verso of "Hear My Prayer"]--1.1
    • "Hear My Prayer"--1.1
    • Hints from Horace--1.1
    • Hours of Idleness (preface)--1.1, oversize box 13
    • "I Saw Thee Weep"--2.4
    • Island: or, Christian and His Comrades, The--oversize box 8
    • "Lines to a Lady Weeping"--3.2
    • "Lines to Mr. Hodgson Written on board the Lisbon Packet"--oversize box 13
    • "My first is the nymph I adore…"--1.1 (on verso of "Hear My Prayer")
    • "Ode to Napoléon Buonaparte"--1.1, 2.5, oversize box 9
    • "On Parting"--1.1
    • "Ossian’s Address to the Sun in 'Carthon'"--oversize box 13
    • "Prim Mary Ann"--3.3
    • Sardanapolus--oversize box 12
    • Siege of Corinth, The--oversize box 9
    • "Soliloquy of a Bard in the Country"--3.4
    • "Some Recollections of My Acquaintance with Madame Staël"--oversize folder 2
    • "Sonnets to Genevra"--3.2
    • "To a Knot of Ungenerous Critics"--3.5
    • "To Edward Noel Long"--3.6
    • "To Eliza"--1.1
    • "To Miss H. an Ancient Virgin Who Tormented the Author to Write Something on her Sweet Self"--1.1
    • "To Mr. Phillips the Bookseller"--3.7
    • "To One Who Promised on a Lock of Hair"--1.1
    • "To the Author of a Sonnet Beginning 'Sad is my verse,' you say, 'and yet no tear'"--oversize box 14
    • "Translation from the Portuguese [Tu Mi Chamas]" ["For moments to delight devoted..."]--1.1 (on verso of "Hear My Prayer")
    • "Tu Mi Chamas" [Translation from the Portuguese]--1.1 (on verso of "Hear My Prayer")
    • "War song of the Greeks, The"--oversize box 9
    • "Written after Swimming from Sertos to Abydos"--1.1
    • "You ask me so oft, & so warmly to write…"--1.1
  • Works by Others:
    • Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, baroness
      • "As One, in Suffering All Who Suffers Nothing"--oversize box 14
      • "Cathedral, The"--6.18
      • "A crown surrounds the cross with a lucid circle/globe…"--6.18
      • "I should have told you that…."--6.18
      • "Minister, The"--oversize box 14
      • "Not under the First Emotions of Grief"--6.18
      • "Oh No! Tis Not the Stranger’s Hand"--6.18
      • "On Leaving My Cottage at Dover Where I Had Spent the Winter"--6.18
      • "On Reading Lines to _____’s Memory"--6.18
      • "Sonnet on Reuben’s Picture"--oversize box 14
      • "Sonnet without a Tail, A"--6.18
      • "Sounds from the Shore"--6.18
      • "To Georgiana"--6.18
      • "To Mrs. Henry Siddons"--bound volume 1
      • "To say - to feel - I take my all..."--5.6
      • "To the Widow"--oversize box 14
      • "While Angels at the Lighted Altar Stand"--6.18
    • Hastings, Thomas
      • "Bird of the Wilderness"--6.1
      • "Hear O Israel"--6.1
      • Manfred--6.1
    • Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
      • "Lord Byron"--7.5
      • "To Greece, on the Death of Lord Byron"--7.5
    • Moore, Thomas. "The 'Living Dog' and the 'Dead Lion'"--7.8
    • Pigot, Elizabeth Bridget. "The Wonderful History of Lord Byron & His Dog"--6.8
    • Pratt, Willis Winslow. "Lord Byron and His Circle: A Calendar of Manuscripts in the University of Texas Library"--6.9
    • Riga. "The War Song of the Greeks" [translation by Byron]--oversize box 9
    • Taylor, John. "Lines on the Portrait of the Late Lord Byron, Painted by Westall, R."--7.10
    • Wharton, _____. "Dr. Lushington is of opinion that Lady Noel Byron must…"--7.12
    • White, Joseph Blanco. "Mysterious night! when our first parent knew…"--7.13
    • Unidentified author
      • "From Thee Such Strains"--6.13
      • "The Mother to Her Child"--6.18
      • "On the Death of Lord Byron"--6.15

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