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Lord Byron's last diary, known as the 'Cephalonia Journal', including 'Verses Written on my 36th Birthday'., 1823-1824.

Identifier: MS.43353

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‘The dead have been awakened – shall I sleep?’ in Byron's hand, dated 19 June 1823.

Journal entries for 28 September, 30 September and 17 October 1823.

'On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year', in Byron's hand, dated Missolonghi, 22 January 1824.

Journal entry for 15 February 1824.

Transcript of 'On this day...' in an unidentified hand possibly John Cam Hobhouse's hand with revisions possibly in Byron’s hand, headed in a third hand ‘Lord Byron’s latest Verses, Missolonghi J[an] 22 – 1824’.


  • Creation: 1823-1824.


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1 Volumes

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