Byron, Robert

Byron (1905-41), traveller, art critic and historian, was educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford. His first travel was in Greece: based on this experience he wrote Europe in the Looking-Glass (1926), which Harrod recommended to Routledge (see letter 103 R). Harrod wrote of him: "He is a man of great literary capacity, taste and knowledge. He knows about painting, would do dramatic criticism very well" (postcard to Douglas Woodruff , 6 February 1928, in DWP).

See list of letters .

Source: DNB ; www ; wsw 1938; Harrod's recollection of Byron is in M.-J. Lancaster, Brian Howard. Portrait of a Failure (1968), pp. 211-12; account of him are given C. H. Sykes , Four Studies in Loyalty, London: Collins, 1946 (praised by Harrod) and H. Acton, Memoirs of an Aesthete, London: Methuen, 1948.

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