Selection of fan mail, anonymous letters and appeals for assistance sent to Lord Byron
Lord Byron was a literary celebrity. These letters show how readers reacted to Byron’s poetry, as well as how his fame attracted appeals for help from strangers and old acquaintances.
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Selected manuscript items relating to the poet Lord Byron (1788 to 1824) and his circle. Included are manuscripts of Byron's epic poem 'Don Juan' in Byron’s own hand, with all his corrections and notes, and a neat copy by Mary Shelley. Examples of Byron's letters and journals are also included here.
Additional NLS resources:
Lord Byron in the John Murray Archive Most of Byron's works were published by John Murray publishers, whose archive is at the National Library of Scotland. The John Murray Archive also contains items relating to Byron and his circle that were collected by the Murray family.