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Percy Bysshe Shelley collection of papers

Title
Percy Bysshe Shelley collection of papers, 1809-1908.
Author
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822.
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Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS Shelley, P. B.Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
93 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Forgeries.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley was a British poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, and translator.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials was formerly owned by W. T. H. Howe and Owen D. Young. A number of letters were previously owned by T. Roderick Terry and contain his bookplate. The April 23, 1810 letter to Edward Fergus Graham contains Harry Bache Smith's bookplate.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Shelley, P. B.
Author
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822.
Title
Percy Bysshe Shelley collection of papers, 1809-1908.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection that includes manuscripts, correspondence, and financial documents. The manuscripts include a holograph of an essay by Shelley and a transcription of a Shelley poem in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's hand. Also included are manuscript materials by Leigh Hunt and Humbert Wolf relating to Shelley. The financial documents include bank drafts, one of which is a forgery.
The correspondence includes letters, dating from 1809 to 1822, by the author to Claire Claremont, Edward Fergus Graham, Leigh Hunt, and others, as well as a copy in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's hand of letters to her from Shelley. Also included are letters relating to the author, dating from 1838 to 1908, exchanged between various correspondents including Richard Garnett, Herbert Jones, Thomas Holcroft, Lady Jane Shelley, Spencer Shelley, Charles Fairfax Murray, H. Buxton Forman, Paola Clairmont, Henry Roderick Newman, Susan Shelley, Rosamund Dent, and others. There is a letter to Shelley from Thomas Hookham, dated Dec. 13, 1816. The correspondence also includes an inventory of letters and notes pertaining to the estate of Claire Claremont with certificate of their sale by Paola Clairmont to Henry Roderick.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Percy Bysshe Shelley was a British poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, and translator.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Clairmont, Claire, 1798-1879.
Clairmont, Pauline, 1825-1891.
Dent, Rosamund.
Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917.
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906.
Holcroft, Thomas, 1745-1809.
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859.
Jones, Herbert.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919.
Newman, Henry Roderick, 1843-1917.
Shelley, Lady, (Jane), 1820-1899.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
Shelly McGovern, Susan.
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936. Former owner
Terry, Roderick, 1849-1933. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Shelley, P. B.
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