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William Byron, 5th Baron Byron manuscript material
Byron, William Byron, Baron, 1722-1798.
- 2 items
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
· To "Daws" : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 25 Jan 1782 : (B'ANA 0537) : regarding payments of interest. -- 1 autograph letter signed : [no date] : (B'ANA 0684) : begins, "I have enclosed to you a rect. ..." Mounted opposite p. 6 in v. I of the grangerized copyof Nichol's Byron.
William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. In 1765 he killed his cousin and neighbor, William Chaworth, in a duel. He was tried for murder, but found guilty only of manslaughter and forced to pay a small fine. He enjoyed the fact that the incident (and others similarly perceived as displays of cruelty) earned him thenickname "the Wicked Lord." He was the great-uncle to LordByron, the poet.
Controlled Access Terms
- Byron, William Byron, Baron, 1722-1798 -- Correspondence.
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Family.
Additional Creator Name
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925