British Library Add. MS 58802

Title Untitled
Archive British Library
Call Number British Library Add. MS 58802
Complete Yes

Augusta Byron Leigh, 1805–1813.

101 poems.

Lots of poems on celebrities, poems by Byron. 


Format Quarto
Book Size
Filled Page Count 157
Item Count 112
Poem Count 101
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose - miscellaneous
Print Sources
Major Themes

Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.

Minor Themes

Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.


British Library Add. MS 58802.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2020-02-13 10:40:54 AM
Updated 2023-07-20 3:41:15 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions

Frequent. For the most part regular, but less towards the end of the book.


Pre-bound paperbook. Eighty-seven pages blank; leaves excised at various points.

Contemporary binding of green calf over card, with compartment of single gilt rule on covers and gilt oval tools between false bands on spine.

Large-comb endpapers.


Single, though later items loosely written in larger (possibly quicker) hand.

Indications of use

Multiple excisions. 

Item formatting

Generally a free-drawn horizontal line between items, but not a decoratively presented book.

Original poetry

Maybe. Nine poems are attributed to the compiler's half-brother, Lord Byron, by the addition either of his name or of the letter 'B' at the head. Some of the answers might be by the compiler.

Ownership mark

"Augusta Byron August 25th 1805" in ink on verso of front flyleaf, and beneath in pencil, "Castle Howard"