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Record 2178

Reading Experience:

Byron to Lady Melbourne, 23 September 1814: 'I am glad you liked Annabella [Milbanke]'s letter to you -- Augusta said that to me (the decisive one ) [ie accepting his marriage proposal] was the best & prettiest she ever read ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 18 Sep 1814 and 23 Sep 1814
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Augusta Leigh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 26 Jan 1783
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Wife
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Annabella Milbanke
Title: [letter to Byron]
Genre: letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 2178  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 4
  Page: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1975), 4, p. 179,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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