Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley manuscript material

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the English novelist. Best known as the author of Frankenstein, she also wrote short-stories, poetry, biographies, journal articles, reviews, and edited the works of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. This guide lists and describes the manuscript materials held by the Pforzheimer Collection that were created by Mary Shelley, including original holograph writings and letters, amanuensis work in her hand, and her transcripts of work by others.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 (Creator)
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834 (Addressee)
Badams, Louisa Holcroft, 1806- (Addressee)
Baxter, William Thomas, 1771-1842 (Addressee)
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871 (Addressee)
Booth, Isabella Baxter, 1795-1863 (Addressee)
Bowring, John, 1792-1872 (Addressee)
Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842 (Addressee)
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 (Addressee)
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844 (Addressee)
Caunter, Hobart, 1794-1851 (Addressee)
Chorley, William Brownsword, 1804-1879 (Addressee)
Clairmont, Claire, 1798-1879 (Addressee)
Claris, John Chalk, 1797?-1866 (Addressee)
Clint, Helena, 1778 or 1779-1846 (Addressee)
Colburn, Henry, -1855 (Addressee)
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 (Addressee)
Cooper, Thomas Abthorpe, 1776-1849 (Addressee)
Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874 (Addressee)
Dawkins, Edward James, 1792-1865 (Addressee)
Freire-Marreco, Antonio Joaquim, 1787-1850 (Addressee)
Gaskell, Mary Heywood, 1785-1848 (Addressee)
Gibson, S. A. Milner (Susannah Arethusa Milner), 1814-1885 (Addressee)
Gisborne, Maria, 1770-1836 (Addressee)
Godwin, Mary Jane (Addressee)
Godwin, William, 1756-1836 (Addressee)
Godwin, William, 1803-1832 (Addressee)
Guiccioli, Teresa, contessa di, 1800-1873 (Addressee)
Hamilton, S. (Samuel) (Addressee)
Hammond, Marianna (Addressee)
Harrington, Elizabeth William Stanhope, Countess of, 1808?-1898 (Addressee)
Hays, Mary, 1759 or 1760-1843 (Addressee)
Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884 (Addressee)
Hazlitt, William, 1811-1893 (Addressee)
Hessey, J. A. (James Augustus), 1785-1870 (Addressee)
Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, 1792-1862 (Addressee)
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859 (Addressee)
Hunt, Marianne, 1788-1857 (Addressee)
Jerningham, Charles William Edward, 1805-1854 (Addressee)
Kenney, James, 1780-1849 (Addressee)
Kenney, Louisa, 1777 or 1778-1853 (Addressee)
Lardner, Dionysius, 1793-1859 (Addressee)
Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878 (Addressee)
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873 (Addressee)
Mathews, Mrs. (Anne Jackson), 1782?-1869 (Addressee)
Medwin, Thomas, 1788-1869 (Addressee)
Meredith, Mary Ellen, 1821-1861 (Addressee)
Morgan, Lady (Sydney), 1783-1859 (Addressee)
Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858 (Addressee)
Murchison, Charlotte, 1788-1869 (Addressee)
Ollier, Charles, 1788-1859 (Addressee)
Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852 (Addressee)
Peacock, Thomas Love, 1785-1866 (Addressee)
Perry, Erskine, Sir, 1806-1882 (Addressee)
Phillips, R. (Richard), Sir, 1767-1840 (Addressee)
Poole, John, 1786?-1872 (Addressee)
Redding, Cyrus, 1785-1870 (Addressee)
Reynolds, Frederic Mansel, -1850 (Addressee)
Roberts, Daniel, 1789-1869 (Addressee)
Robins, James, 1786 or 1787-1836 (Addressee)
Robinson, Charles Barrington, 1812-1899 (Addressee)
Rumble, Elizabeth, 1803?-1885 (Addressee)
Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879 (Addressee)
Shelley, Lady (Jane), 1820-1899 (Addressee)
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 (Scribe)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 (Author)
Shelley, Percy Florence, Sir, 1819-1889 (Addressee)
Smith, Eliza Sophia, 1811-1903 (Addressee)
Spottiswoode, Andrew (Addressee)
Stow, Martin, 1792-1824 (Addressee)
Trelawny, Edward John, 1792-1881 (Addressee)
Trevanion, Charlotte, 1797-1883 (Addressee)
Vane, Diana Olivia, 1806-1875 (Addressee)
Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864 (Addressee)
Wedgwood, Josiah, 1769-1843 (Addressee)
Williams, Jane, 1798-1884 (Addressee)
Wollstonecraft, Everina, 1765-1843 (Addressee)
Wood, Ann Rose, 1787-1867 (Addressee)
Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley (Firm) (Addressee)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1815 - 1850
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz MS
Authors, English -- 19th century
English poetry -- 19th century
Short stories, English -- 19th century
Content: The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings, correspondence, and transcripts. The writings include drafts of poems ("The Choice" and "To the Dead") and several short stories ("The Sisters of Albano", "The Dream", "Transformation", and others). The bulk of the correspondence dates from between 1822-1849. Correspondents include Claire Clairmont, her stepsister; Leigh Hunt, the journalist and critic; Lord Byron's last mistress, the Countess Teresa Guiccioli; Edward Moxon, the publisher and poet; and over seventy-five others. The transcripts are chiefly comprised of her handwritten copies of letters originally by her husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Manuscripts published in Betty T. Bennett's Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; in supplements to Bennett from The Keats-Shelley Journal; in Frederick L. Jones's Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley; or in Shelley and his Circle are noted with reference.
Physical Description
Extent: 420 items
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19594891
MSS Unit ID: 22142
Archives collections id: archives_collections_22142
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16b44940-5958-0137-10a1-691dff4cdc7a
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