6742Re: [Byron] Notice of Byron's impending marriage in the newspapers
- Nov 9, 2013Byron definitely says that the Morning Chronicle refuted a notice that had appeared in the Durham paper.
( unfortunately a mistake was made in copying and I have two .pdf copies of October 6 and none of the Chronicle of the 5th.
A history of the palatinate says that The " Durham Advertiser" was commenced by Mr. Francis Humble, in September, 1814, and at the time of its first publication was the only newspaper published between York and Newcastle"
As the engagement had only been finalized by the 18th of Sept. and the note refuting the notice ( Byron suspected Lady Caroline Lamb sent in the note denying that Byron was engaged. ) was published on the 5th of October.
Most papers were weeklies. I would imagine that a publisher starting a new newspaper would be thrilled to have such a bit a news to publish. I gather that the Milbankes were considered fairly local ( my sense of geography isn't the greatest) Lady Milbanke had just become co- heir to a peerage in abeyance, and Sir Ralph had previously been an MP. Byron was wildly popular at this time so any news of his life would be welcome.
Any one here from Durham?
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