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London / Byron and Shelley Manuscripts #243912

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 20, 1976
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(Studio) London bank reports finding original manuscripts of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Chest containing manuscripts was deposited by owner in 1820 and never reclaimed. Owner was Cambridge University student Scrope Davies who fled Britain because of debts; deposited chest in Barclays Bank for safekeeping. Byron's manuscript,in own writing, of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", with reference to daughter Ada, found in chest, along with several previously unknown Shelley poems. Reporter quotes from 1 called "To Laughter." Legal questions with regard to ownership noted. For present, manuscripts will go to library of British Museum.
REPORTER: Bob Dyk

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dyk, Bob
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