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Album connected with the Byron family

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An album connected witht the Byron family containing pressed leaves, literary pieces, letters and other material.


  • Creation: 19th century


162 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7967/1, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. c. 7967

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6549


Album connected with the Byron family, 19th century.

Biographical / Historical

A commonplace book kept by Frances Parkyns and members of her family from around 1800. The Parkyns may have been related to the Byrons by marriage and it was with the family that Byron stayed in Nottingham between November 1798 and July 1799 while he was being tutored and having his foot treated. Frances Parkyns is almost certainly the ‘Miss Frances’ Byron refers to in ‘the first letter I ever wrote’ on 8 November 1798.The album includes copies of Byron poems, with variants; poems by Frances Parkyns, and notes, cuttings, and other material relating to Byron’s mother. It is one of the earliest examples of captured Byron ‘trophies’, most notably a collection of pressed leaves from the cloisters and garden at Newstead Abbey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from John Hart in 2010

Album connected with the Byron family
Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Rachael Gardner
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom