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Lord Byron’s memorial book found in Georgia

In a feel good story today, a guest book which had been kept at the burial site of Lord Byron following his death to collect signatures, tributes and lamentations from poets and guests has just been found at a church sale in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

The woman, who bought the book for $35, has given the book to the National Library of Scotland who had considered the book lost since Byron’s burial in 1824. The book records the personal tributes and several poetic laments left by more than 800 people, many of them famous figures of the day, who travelled to the poet’s final resting place.

Needless to say the curator at the National Library of Scotland is ecstatic to add the book to their collection.

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