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William Godwin (1756 –1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist.
Brief letters from William Godwin to the London publishers and writers William Hone (fols. 19 and 20) and Charles Ollier (fol. 21), the last with an addition on its verso of a corrected draft, not in Ollier’s hand, of the start of a story headed ‘The pirate’s Treasure’; with (fols. 22-23) two associated modern index-cards.
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).
Purchased at Sotheby’s, 14 Jul 2015, lot 84, through The Friends of the Bodleian.
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fol. 19
Godwin | William | 1756–1836 | writer
English literature -- 19th century