November 23 1815: “Valuation” of Lord Byron’s Library


On November 23, 1815, Lord Byron’s lawyer, Mr. Hanson, writes to John Murray.

Mr. Hanson’s compliments to Mr. Murray. He has seen Lord Byron, and his Lordship has no objection to his Library being taken at a valuation. Mr. Hanson submits to Mr. Murray whether it would not be best to name one respectable bookseller to set a value on them. In the meantime, Mr. Hanson has written to Messrs. Crook and Armstrong, in whose hands the books now are, not to proceed further in the sale.

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