Leslie A Marchand (1900-1999)
The American scholar Leslie A Marchand began researching Lord Byron in 1935 as part of his doctoral thesis at Columbia University. From 1947 he began work on his highly praised 'Byron: A Biography' (1957), which was published in three volumes by Alfred A Knopf.
After retiring from Rutgers University in 1966, Marchand set out to create a comprehensive collection of Byron's letters. Byron is widely considered one of the greatest ever letter writers.
In editing 'Byron's Letters and Journals' (1973-1982) Marchand was assisted by John 'Jock' Murray VI, himself a remarkable Byron collector, scholar and enthusiast. The final published work ran to over 3,000 letters in eleven volumes, an index volume and a supplementary volume which appeared in 1994.
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NRA name: N/A: Marchand, Leslie Alexis (1900-1999) Byron scholar.
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