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Lord Byron’s Unsent Letter to Ali Pasha

On June 25th, 1815 Lord Byron sent a letter to Ali Pasha Tepelena together with a special pistol – as a present – requested earlier by Ali.

These precious items were to be delivered by George TIcknor, a wealthy Bostonian and Harvard University Professor.  However, TIcknor changed his mind and decided not to travel to Albania at the time. He duly returned the pistol to Lord Byron, but not the letter, which is now preserved at at the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College.

A story on Lord Byron’s unsent letter to Ali Pasha is here:

http://www.regione.basilicata.it/giunta//files/docs/GIORNALE_FILE_605543.pdf