Ferguson Collection

MS12/5 - Postcard Courtesy of Messrs. Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Sent to G.W. Ferguson, Esq. Postmarked 24th February 1937

MS12/5 - Postcard Courtesy of Messrs. Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, Sent to G.W. Ferguson, Esq. Postmarked 24th February 1937

MS12/5 - Newspaper Clipping Highlighting 'Byron's Link with Tyrone' from the Belfast News-Letter, Tuesday December 24th 1935 Edition

MS12/5 - Newspaper Clipping Highlighting 'Byron's Link with Tyrone' from the Belfast News-Letter, Tuesday December 24th 1935 Edition

MS12/5 - Dr. Chart's Copy of Montgomery-Byron Correspondence. p1 of Letter Allegedly from Hugh Montgomery to Lady Noel Byron, Postmark 1818

MS12/5 - Dr. Chart's Copy of Montgomery-Byron Correspondence. p1 of Letter Allegedly from Hugh Montgomery to Lady Noel Byron, Postmark 1818

MS12/6 - A Portrait Mis-Named Lady Byron, by Mary Countess of Lovelace, 1918, Opened at Inside Cover of Portait by James Ramsay, Wrongly Named Lady Byron

MS12/6 - A Portrait Mis-Named Lady Byron, by Mary Countess of Lovelace, 1918, Opened at Inside Cover of Portait by James Ramsay, Wrongly Named Lady Byron

MS12/8 - Second Draft of Paper on Lady Byron Complete, Handwritten Document Inside Booklet, 3pp, Marked 8-4-41, States that 'the object of this work is precisely to do away with these errors and replace them with facts'

MS12/8 - Second Draft of Paper on Lady Byron Complete, Handwritten Document Inside Booklet, 3pp, Marked 8-4-41, States that 'the object of this work is precisely to do away with these errors and replace them with facts'

Collection of research materials collected by Godfrey W. Ferguson (d. c 1939/40) of Belfast, President of the Belfast Literary Society (1922-23, 1934-35), concerning Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady Byron (1792-1860), wife of the Romantic Poet, Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), and, in particular, the controversy surrounding the breakdown of their marriage in 1816 and her descendants’ attempts to defend her memory in later years. The collection consists of some 140 typescript copies of correspondence between Lady Byron’s god-son, Hugh M. de Fellenberg Montgomery of Blessingbourne, Co. Tyrone (1844-1924), and members of the Milbanke family, 1921-24, typescript copies of letters, journal extracts and verse by Lady Byron, 1814-57, and newspaper cuttings and extracts relating to Lord Byron, 1920-39. The collection also contains copies of papers delivered by Ferguson to the Belfast Literary Society on the essayist and poet, Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) in 1910 and the Byron controversy in November 1934 and papers relating to the deposit of a small collection of Montgomery-Byron correspondence, 1814-18, at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in 1934.

Strengths

Lady Byron. History. Literature

Physical characteristics

The G.W. Ferguson Collection consists of approx. 10 items including typescript copies of correspondence (approx. 140 letters bound in 5 softback folders), newspaper cuttings and extracts (28 printed items) and other papers [1920-1939].

Description or Catalogue

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Coverage

1814
1939
Accrual
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Closed
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It is unclear as to whether the collection was purchased by, or presented to, the University.

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Added by Queen's University Belfast | Last updated on: 16 March 2018