This lock of hair was cut by Joseph Severn in January or February of 1821, as Keats lay on his deathbed in Rome.
This lock of hair was enclosed in a 21 January 1825 letter (MA 214.6) from Joseph Severn to Keats's publisher John Taylor.
Part of a collection of three locks of John Keats's hair (MA 214.8-10). Locks of hair have been cataloged individually; see collection-level record for more information.
A lock of John Keats's hair, tied up in a black ribbon.