Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797.
Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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The Mary Wollstonecraft manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings and correspondence. The writings include a holograph fragment of her essay, “On Poetry,” and a holograph review of KarlGottlieb Cramer’s gothic novel, Albert de Nordenshild. Thebulk of the correspondence is dated between 1787 and 1797 and discusses her personal life and her published works. Correspondents include: William Godwin, philosopher and novelist (her husband); Mary Hays, novelist; Joseph Johnson, her publisher; and over a half dozen others.
Mary Wollstonecraft, English writer and foundational thinker in feminist philosophy. Her Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is one of the earliest published works to argue for equal rights between the sexes. In March 1797 she married the philosopher and novelist William Godwin; she died September of that year after the birth of the future Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Controlled Access Terms
- Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 -- Correspondence.
- Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence.
- Philosophersy -- 18th century -- Correspondence.
Additional Creator Names
- Barlow, Ruth, 1755-1818. rcp
- Dyson, George, d. 1822. rcp
- Gabell, Henry, 1764-1831. rcp
- Gardiner, Jane, of Beverley. rcp
- Hays, Mary, 1759 or 60-1843. rcp
- Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809. rcp
- Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791. rcp
- Marshall, James, 1756?-1832. rcp
- Gisborne, Maria, 1770-1836. rcp
- Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. rcp
- Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800. rcp
- Wollstonecraft, Everina, 1765-1841. rcp
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925