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John "Foul-weather Jack" Byron manuscript material : 2 items

Title
John "Foul-weather Jack" Byron manuscript material : 2 items, 1778-1781
Author
Byron, John, 1723-1786.

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Mixed materialPermit needed Pforz MSSchwarzman Building - Pforzheimer Collection Room 319

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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Description
2 items
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  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • John Byron, British naval officer. His frequent bad luck in weather conditions earned him the nickname "Foul-weather Jack." In 1768, he published a narrative of the struggle for survival after a shipwreck, which later supplied suggestions for the shipwreck scene in Don Juan by Lord Byron, John Byron's grandson.
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
80788050
Author
Byron, John, 1723-1786.
Title
John "Foul-weather Jack" Byron manuscript material : 2 items, 1778-1781
Summary
· To Baron Shuldham, naval officer and politician : 1 autograph letter signed : 28 May 1778 : (B'ANA 0536) : concerning his recent orders to prepare a squadron.
· To James Sykes, navy agent : 1 autograph letter signed : 11 Jun 1781 : (B'ANA 0686) : begins, "I have opened the letter you thought from the master of the Ironspine ..." Mounted opposite p. 8 in v. I of the grangerized copy of Nichol's Byron.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
John Byron, British naval officer. His frequent bad luck in weather conditions earned him the nickname "Foul-weather Jack." In 1768, he published a narrative of the struggle for survival after a shipwreck, which later supplied suggestions for the shipwreck scene in Don Juan by Lord Byron, John Byron's grandson.
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Shuldham, Molyneux, 1717?-1798, addressee.
Sykes, James, navy agent, addressee.
Found In:
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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