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Record 2242

Reading Experience:

Byron to Augusta Leigh, 15 October 1816, from Milan: 'What has delighted me most is a manuscript collection (preserved in the Ambrosian library), of original love-letters and verses of Lucretia de Borgia & Cardinal Bembo ... the letters are so beautiful that I have done nothing but pore over them, & have made the librarian promise me a copy of them ... The verses are Spanish -- the letters Italian ... all in hr own hand-writing.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1816 and 31 Oct 1816
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Milan
specific address: Ambrosian Library
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:George Gordon, Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lucretia de Borgia
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Letters
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2242  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1976
  Vol: 5
  Page: 114-15
  Additional comments: Byron to Augusta Leigh, 15 October 1816, from Milan

Citation: George Gordon, Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 5, p. 114-15,, accessed: 29 May 2024

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