Letter from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley to Emily [Godwin]

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Original catalogue by Bruce Barker-Benfield. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe.

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Shelfmark: MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fols. 6-7
Title: Letter from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley to Emily [Godwin]
Dates of Creation: 8 Jun [1844]
Extent: 2 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English


Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Details are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Original letter from Mary Shelley to her sister-in-law Emily [Godwin] (widow of William Godwin, jr.), written from Putney, 8 Jun [1844].

Related Material

See also the Abinger catalogue of the correspondence and papers of the Godwin and Shelley families (MS. Abinger b. 1-6; c. 1-31, 31*, 32-92; d. 1-38; e. 1-69); the Shelley collection of manuscripts and relics (MSS. Shelley c. 1, d. 1-3, e. 1-6; Shelley relics (a)-(g)); and the additional Shelley papers (MSS. Shelley adds. a. 1 (R), b. 1-2, c. 2-16, d. 1-19, e. 1-27, f. 1-5; MSS. Shelley Deeds c. 1-23; Shelley Relics (h)-(j), 1-35).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Winifred A. Myers (Autographs) Ltd., 1982

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fol. 6

Access Point(s)

Shelley | Mary Wollstonecraft | 1797-1851 | writer

English literature -- 19th century

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