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Francis Merryweather manuscript material : 8 items

Title
Francis Merryweather manuscript material : 8 items, 1817-1819.
Author
Merryweather, Francis (Shopkeeper).

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Note
  • All Merryweather materials filed by call number under "Byronana."
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Francis Merryweather, English shopkeeper in Venice.
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
793302989
Author
Merryweather, Francis (Shopkeeper).
Title
Francis Merryweather manuscript material : 8 items, 1817-1819.
Summary
· To Lord Byron, poet : 7 documents : -- 1 autograph bill signed : 19 Nov 1817 : (B'ANA 0632a) : from Venice : totalling 503.50 francs for fifty-four bottles of "the best Bordeau," twenty-one bottles of French brandy, two bottles of mustard, and 1 order of tea. -- 1 autograph bill signed : 26 Nov 1817 : (B'ANA 0632b) : from Venice : totalling 1260 francs for two-hundred bottles of bordeaux, one bottle of madeira, one bottle of mint, and four pounds of tea. -- 1 autograph receipt signed : 16 Dec 1817 : (B'ANA 0632c) : from Venice : for payment of 282 francs, "Received of Mr [William] Fletcher ... for Lord Byron." -- 1 [autograph?] bill signed : [Mar 1818] : (B'ANA 0630a) : totalling 232 francs for goods purchased between 22 Jan 1818 and 11 Mar 1818, including madeira, brandy, fish sauce and mustard. -- 1 autograph bill signed : 2 May 1818 : (B'ANA 0632d) : [from Venice?] : totalling 594.50 francs; with a note on the verso recording 294.50 francs having been "received since my return with the Lord of exchequer." -- 1 [autograph?] bill signed : 8 May 1818 : (B'ANA 0630b) : from Venice : totalling 551 francs for goods purchased between 27 Mar 1818 and 8 May 1818, including madeira, wine, fish sauce, and brandy. -- 1 autograph bill signed : 2 Jun 1818 : (B'ANA 0632e) : totalling 86.50 francs; for eighteen bottles of madeira and one bottle of brandy. -- The following related manuscripts are filed with the above: 1 autograph letter signed letter to Lord Byron, from Merryweather's child, "G. Merryweather" : 6 Jul 1818 : (B'ANA 0632g) : [from Venice?] : pleading that Byron "suspend any pursuits for the present"; begins, "Nothing but the distressed situation that my Father is in at this moment could of induced me to trouble your Lordship with this ..."; with an Italian translation of the letter in an unidentified hand (B'ANA 0632h); and, in the same unidentified hand, a recording, in Italian, of Byron's transactions with F. Merryweather between 6 Oct 1817 and 8 Jun 1818 (B'ANA 0632f).
· To the General Police Headquarters of Venice : 1 autograph letter signed : [received 11 Dec 1819] : (B'ANA 0188b) : 1 page (single sheet) : in Italian; applying for a passport; with docket and notes on the verso. Filed with other documents related to the Byron-Merryweather court case. Filed in SC Oversize drawer.
Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Francis Merryweather, English shopkeeper in Venice.
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Merryweather, G.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824, addressee.
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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