British Librarian finds Byron manuscript


Suzanne writes "The only known manuscript of a poem by Lord Byron has been found within the archives of University College London.

Librarian Susan Stead stumbled across the original, which had been assumed lost, in an 1810 edition of The Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers.

"I knew Byron and Rogers were acquainted so thought it probably was authentic," she said.

The poem's manuscript, which talks of friendship and memory, was dated 12 April, 1812.

It appeared in print four years later in a volume of collected poems.


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