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Letters of and to Lord Byron concerning Newstead Abbey; with letters of the Webb family of Newstead Abbey mainly to John Murray, publishers., 1779-1975.

Identifier: MS.43513

Scope and Contents

The letters of and to Lord Byron have been placed at the start of the sequence, followed by letters between other correspondents relating to Newstead Abbey.

Copy of a letter of Lord Byron to John Hanson, 1817: folios 1-2;

Letter of Lord Byron (in an unknown hand) to John Palethorpe, signed by John Hanson and Owen Mealey, 1812: folio 3;

Correspondence between Lord Byron and Robert Rushton, with a receipt of Edward Rushton to John Murray [III] for the purchase of the Byron letters and a note about their provenance, 1809-1813 and 1852: folios 4-19;

Letter of Thomas and Phillip Griffiths to Lord Byron, 1808: folio 20;

Letter of Owen Mealey to Lord Byron, 1815: folios 21-24;

Letters of Joseph Murray to Lord Byron including one invoice, 1809-1816: folios 25-44;

Letter of Lord John Byron, 5th Baron Byron to unknown recipient, concerning the selling off of parts of Newstead Abbey, 1779: folio 45;

Letters of or regarding the Webb family of Newstead Abbey:

Letters of Geraldine Katharine Chermside (née Webb) to John Murray IV, with a pencil sketch of Lord Byron, 1896 1898-1899, 1901: folios 46-78;

Letter of Rosalys Torre Coope to Virginia Murray, including a piece of a bedroom curtain copied from that of Lord Byron, with a copy of the reply of Virginia Murray and a copy of a letter probably of Richard Byron, 12th Baron Byron, to Rosalys Torre Coope, 1975: folios 79-84;

Letters of Augusta Zelia Fraser (née Webb) to John Murray IV, 1921: folios 85-94;

Copy of a letter of John Murray IV to Puttick and Simpson with their reply, 1921: folios 95-96;

Letter of David Smith to John Murray III, 1875: folios 97-98;

Letters of Emilia Jane Webb to John Murray III, 1864, 1867, 1871-1872, 1875, 1877: folios 99-112;

Letters of Ethel Mary Webb to John Murray IV, 1900 and 1902: folios 113-118;

Letters of William Frederick Webb to John Murray III and John Murray IV, 1874-1877 and 1896: folios 119-133.


  • Creation: 1779-1975.


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135 Leaves

Language of Materials



ii + 133 folios.

Repository Details

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

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