Three letters from William Godwin to miscellaneous correspondents

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

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Shelfmark: MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fols. 24-29
Title: Three letters from William Godwin to miscellaneous correspondents
Dates of Creation: 1798, 1832, n.d.
Extent: 6 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English


William Godwin (1756 –1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist.

Scope and Content

Letters from William Godwin, to an admirer using the alias ‘Philander’, 24 Apr 1798, to R. Bernal, 9 Oct, and an introduction to Arthur O’Connor in favour of Miss [Mary Grace] Crumpe, 22 Mar 1832.


fol. 24r

fol. 25v

fol. 27v-26r

fol. 28r

fol. 29v

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 2016 from John Hart Books, Catalogue 100 (Feb 2016), items 43-45

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fol. 24

Access Point(s)

Godwin | William | 1756–1836 | writer

English literature -- 19th century

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