Lord Byron by Professor John Beckett


Byron's signature.
Lord Byron's signature from his will.

Byron’s autobiography was burnt following his death, and no single collection of his papers has survived.

The best collection is to be found in the John Murray Archives, at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Bodleian Library

The National Archives

British Library

Newstead Abbey Collection

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas

Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Many of Byron’s letters were published in:

More letters have come to light subsequently, and are regularly added to


Andrew Nicholson, ed., Lord Byron: The Complete Miscellaneous Prose (Oxford, 1991)

[There are numerous editions of Byron’s poetry].