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Papers of and concerning John Cam Hobhouse., 1800-1958.

Identifier: MSS.42285-42304

Scope and Contents

Politician John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton, (1786-1869) was part of the circle of John Murray [II], largely through his friendship with the poet Lord Byron. Hobhouse also had works published by Murray throughout his life.

The material in this sequence contains numerous letters, manuscripts, proofs and miscellaneous papers relating to John Cam Hobhouse. There is correspondence with John Galt, John Hanson, Thomas Moore, John Murray [II] and John Murray [III] among others.

Most of the manuscripts here relate to Byron, including two copies of 'My Boy Hobby' by Byron and manuscripts relating to the opinion of Hobhouse on 'The life of Lord Byron' by John Galt. Also included in the sequence are proofs and a privately printed edition of 'Contemporary account of the separation of Lord and Lady Byron' by Hobhouse. The manuscript for this work is held in the Byron papers at MSS.43521.

At the end of the sequence there is some miscellaneous material, including two portraits of Hobhouse.


  • Creation: 1800-1958.

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The correspondence has been organised at the start of the sequence, followed by the manuscripts. Miscellaneous material has been placed at the end.

Related Materials

There are more papers relating to Hobhouse in the Byron series of the John Murray Archive, particularly at MSS.43364, MSS.43391, MSS.43438-43446 and MSS.43521.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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