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Lock of Byron’s Hair Will Go on the Block

<i> Reuters</i>

A lock of hair from the 19th-Century romantic poet Lord Byron is expected to fetch more than $800 when it is sold at auction next month, London auctioneer Bonhams said Sunday.

It said the five-inch twist of brown hair, tied in a loop with a green silk thread and framed in a silk-lined case, will be sold June 22.

Byron gave the memento to a fellow student, John Fitzgibbon, for whom he had developed an idealized love, Bonhams said.


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