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Record Number: 10034


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dear Lord Byron? I must thank you for yr. Poem you have sent me I [this word is illegible] not say how good I think it is [?]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1812 and 31 Dec 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Lady Sarah Jersey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Mar 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite, patroness of Almack's Assembly Rooms

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

[poem]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10034

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Sarah Jersey

Title:

n/a

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Byron Papers, Byron Box A 31, Item lot 4

Page/Folio:

unfoliated

Additional Information:

Letter to Lord Bryon. The letter itself is undated, though it has been included in a lot of letters labeled 1812-1813. The John Murray Archive is currently re-cataloging all of the Byron papers, so the manuscript reference for this letter will change.

Citation:

Lady Sarah Jersey, John Murray Archive, Byron Papers, Byron Box A 31, Item lot 4, unfoliated, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10034, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
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