Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and correspondence, and four diaries kept from 1814 to 1816 by John Cam Hobhouse. The manuscripts include poems, portions of poems, essays, and notes for work, some of which are copied in Caroline Lamb's and in an unknown hand, as well as essays in manuscript about the author by W. H. Auden, Leigh Hunt, A. C. Swinburne, and others. The correspondence comprises letters by the author, dating from 1805 to 1823, to Robert Charles Dallas, Leigh Hunt, E. Noel Long, John Murray, and others. Also included are letters relating to the author, dating from 1816 to 1969, between various correspondents, including Frances Burney d'Arblay, James Fenimore Cooper, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Ethel Colburn Mayne, John Murray, Robert Southey, and others, as well as a number of forged letters to Charles Victor de Bonstetten, Thomas Hookham, Douglas Kinnaird, and an unidentified recipient. Also present are letters to Byron from Leigh Hunt, Prince Mavrocordato, and Sir Walter Scott, dating from January through March 1822.
The Baron Byron, George Gordon Byron collection of papers are arranged in three series: