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Pauline Clairmont manuscript material

Collection Data

Names
Clairmont, Pauline, 1825-1891 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1853 - 1855
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz MS
Topics
Clairmont, Pauline, 1825-1891
Clairmont, Clara Mary Jane, 1798-1879 -- Family
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Biographical/historical: Pauline "Paola" Clairmont, niece of Claire Clairmont of the Shelley circle. Like her aunt, she was a governess, traveled widely, and had a child out of wedlock. Paola also lived with Claire, first as a boarder and then as an unpaid housekeeper, during the final years of her aunt's life. The story of Paola's encounters with Shelley enthusiast Edward Augustus Silsbee inspired Henry James's novella "The Aspern Papers."
Physical Description
Extent: 42 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 123960676
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16545951
MSS Unit ID: 19552
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51801cd0-3dec-0133-17fb-00505686a51c
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