Early manuscript volume of Lord Byron's poetry, made by or for Dr Francis le Mann
Includes a complete transcript of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1810), and numerous other poems of 1815-1816, including 'Fare Thee Well' and 'A Sketch from Private Life'. With poem at beginning incipit 'What is Genius? tis a flame...', initialled J.P.
Volume finely bound in contemporary tan russia, with 'F. LE MANN' gilt-tooled in centre. Spine lettered 'ENGLISH BARDS &C' and 'BY LORD BYRON', with date 1810 at foot of spine. With gilt edges and blue silk marker.
- Creation: c.1810-1816
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 17560].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 17560
Early manuscript volume of Lord Byron's poetry, made by or for Dr Francis le Mann, c.1810-1816.
Biographical / Historical
Dr Francis Le Mann, of Portman Square, London, was physician to Lord and Lady Byron: in early 1816, he refused Lady Byron's request to commit to writing evidence of Lord Byron's insanity.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by the Bodleian Library with the support of the Roy Davids fund from Christopher Edwards, January 2020.
- Catalogue of early manuscript volume of Lord Byron's poetry, made by or for Dr Francis le Mann, c.1810-1816
- Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
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- Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest