Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906

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Grandson of Byron.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Torquay, to Robert Browning, 1873 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 647802598

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [England], to Robert Browning, 1873 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 647801977

English autghor, grandson of Lord Byron.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, to S.C. Cockerell, 1902 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590494

Lord Lovelace was the grandson of the poet Byron.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1905-1907. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886172

Ralph Milbanke, second Earl of Lovelace. The third and youngest child of William King, first Earl of Lovelace, and Ada Byron King, the computer pioneer, he was baptized Ralph Gordon Noel King. In 1861, he adopted the surname Milbanke, as directed by the will of his grandmother, Lady Byron. After the death of his older brother in 1862, he inherited the Wentworth barony; he was known as Lord Wentworth until his father's death in 1893, when he became the second Earl of Lovelace. In 1905 he published his book Astarte, which paints a very negative portrait of his grandfather, Lord Byron, the poet.

From the description of Ralph Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace manuscript material : 3 items, 1854-1886 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 716300214

From the guide to the Ralph Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace manuscript material : 3 items, 1854-1886, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke was the second Earl of Lovelace and a mountaineer.

The second Earl of Lovelace was born on July 2, 1839, to the second son of William King-Noel, first earl of Lovelace, and Augusta Ada, née Byron, who was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron. After a year at University College, Oxford (1859-1860), he left Oxford and traveled abroad. In 1861, as directed in his grandmother Lady Byron's will, he adopted the Milbanke surname. When his older brother Byron Noel, died in 1862, Ralph Milbanke succeeded, in May 1864, as thirteenth Baron Wentworth, the ancient barony inherited through Lady Byron.

After investigation of the relationship between his grandmother and Lord Byron, in 1905 the Earl of Lovelace privately published Astarte: a Fragment of Truth Concerning Lord Byron, giving some of the 200 copies to a variety of friends including military historian John Fortescue, Swinburne, Lady Gregory, William de Morgan, and Henry James.

1871, the Earl of Lovelace again traveled abroad, mostly among the mountains of Europe and Asia. Though never a member of the Alpine Club, he was an inspired climber, conquering the Matterhorn, on August 30, 1872. Lovelace died suddenly on August 28, 1906 at his home in England.

Ralph Lloyd-Jones. "Milbanke, Ralph Gordon Noel King, second earl of Lovelace (1839–1906)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/35018 (accessed November 2011).

Clare Euphemia Stuart-Wortley was the Earl of Lovelace's niece. Born on October 16, 1889, to Charles Beilby, Baron Stuart of Wortley and Alice Sophia Caroline Millais, Clare Stuart-Wortley became a noted British art historian. Clare's father was the brother of Ralph Milbanke's second wife Mary Caroline Stuart-Wortley. "Hon. Clare Euphemia Stuart-Wortley." ThePeerage.com. http://www.thepeerage.com/p47079.htm (accessed November 2011).

From the guide to the Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace, letter and ephemera, 1901-1920, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906,. Letters from Ralph Gordon King-Milbanke, Chichester and Esher, to Frances Anne Kemble [manuscript], 1851 April-May. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Autograph letter signed with initials : Paris, to Lady Noel Byron, 1846 Sept. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906. Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, to S.C. Cockerell, 1902 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906. Ralph Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace manuscript material : 3 items, 1854-1886 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Autograph letter signed with initials : Avignon, to Lady Noel Byron, 1846 Oct. 7 and 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn De Morgan, William Frend, 1839-1917. William Frend De Morgan correspondence, 1866-1917. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace, letter and ephemera, 1901-1920 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Autograph letter : Pisa, to Lady Noel Byron, 1846 Oct. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ralph Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace manuscript material : 3 items, 1854-1886 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906. Autograph letter signed : to Col. Jebb, Aug 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke, 2d earl of, 1839-1906. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1905-1907. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Autograph letter signed with initials : Paris, to Lady Noel Byron, 1846 Sept. 22-23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Autograph letter signed with initials : Paris and Orléans, to Lady Noel Byron, 1846 Sept. 28-29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906. Autograph letters signed (2), 1785 Oct. 31-1785 Nov. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. Autograph letters signed (5), with initials : Paris, Avignon, Pisa, to Lady Noël Byron, 1846 Sept. 22-1846 Oct. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906. Autograph letter signed : Torquay, to Robert Browning, 1873 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lovelace, Ralph Milbanke, Earl of, 1839-1906. Autograph letter signed : [England], to Robert Browning, 1873 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861. person
associatedWith Browning, Robert, 1812-1889, person
associatedWith Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860. person
associatedWith Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. person
associatedWith Charles Whittingham & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Chiswick Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, person
associatedWith De Morgan, William Frend, 1839-1917. person
associatedWith Howard, Geoffrey. person
associatedWith Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860. person
associatedWith Jebb, Col, person
correspondedWith Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 person
associatedWith Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895. person
associatedWith Lovelace, Mary Caroline Wortley, Countess of. person
associatedWith Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946, person
associatedWith Scharf, George, Sir, 1820-1895. person
associatedWith Scott, Thomas, fl. 1853-1886. person
correspondedWith Stuart Wortley, Alice Caroline, 1862-1936 person
correspondedWith Stuart-Wortley, Clare Euphemia person
correspondedWith Stuart-Wortley, Clare Euphemia, correspondent. person
associatedWith Wade, Nugent person
associatedWith Wade, Nugent. person
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Dolomite Alps (Italy)
San Martino di Castrozza (Italy)
Great Britain
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Nobility--19th century--Correspondence
Nobility--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Byron family
Mountaineering--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1839

Death 1906

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