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William Godwin manuscript material.

William Godwin manuscript material.
Godwin, William, 1756-1836.
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Godwin, William, 1756-1836.
William Godwin manuscript material.
The William Godwin manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings, correspondence, promissory notes, and various other documents. The writings include: complete holograph manuscript drafts of Fleetwood, Cloudesley, and Lives of the Necromancers; manuscript drafts of essays from his Enquirer; and proof revisions written in volumes of his Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and St. Leon. The bulk of the correspondence is dated 1795-1834 and mostly discusses Godwin's research, business matters and financial arrangements. Correspondents include: Mary Shelley, novelist (his daughter); Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet (his son-in-law); Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; and over one hundred others. The promissory notes date from between 1804-1818, and are mostly to neighborhood merchants. Other documents include library call slips, memos of agreement for business deals, and Godwin's last will and testament.
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William Godwin, English philosopher and novelist.
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Arch, John, active 1792-1838, addressee.
Aspland, Robert, 1782-1845, addressee.
Astle, Thomas, 1735-1803, addressee.
Bartley, George, 1782-1858, addressee.
Baxter, William Thomas, 1771-1842, addressee.
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871, addressee.
Blackwood, William, 1776-1834, addressee.
Blanchard, Laman, 1804-1845, addressee.
Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849, addressee.
Booth, David, 1766-1846, addressee.
Bowring, John, 1792-1872, addressee.
Bryant, William, 1760-1844, addressee.
Burney, Charles, 1757-1817, addressee.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836, addressee.
Caunter, Hobart, 1794-1851, addressee.
Chalmers, George, 1742-1825, addressee.
Clarke, Charles Cowden, 1787-1877, addressee.
Colburn, Henry, -1855, addressee.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834, addressee.
Curran, Amelia, 1775-1847, addressee.
Curran, John Philpot, 1750-1817, addressee.
Dawe, George, 1781-1829, addressee.
Dillon, Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, Viscount, 1777-1832, addressee.
Fenwick, John, 1739-1823, addressee.
Flather, John, addressee.
Gaskell, Daniel, 1782-1875, addressee.
Gisborne, Maria, 1770-1836, addressee.
Gough, Richard, 1735-1809, addressee.
Hamilton, S. (Samuel), addressee.
Harwood, William Tooke, 1757-1824, addressee.
Hays, Mary, 1759-1843, addressee.
Hill, Thomas, 1760-1840, addressee.
Hoare, Prince, 1755-1834, addressee.
Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, 1792-1862, addressee.
Hone, William, 1780-1842, addressee.
Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821, addressee.
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, addressee.
Kenney, James, 1780-1849, addressee.
Longman, Thomas Norton, 1771-1842, addressee.
Malthus, T. R. (Thomas Robert), 1766-1834, addressee.
Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835, addressee.
Merivale, John Herman, 1779-1844, addressee.
Montagu, Basil, 1770-1851, addressee.
Morier, James Justinian, 1780?-1849, addressee.
Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858, addressee.
Moxon, William, 1808- addressee.
Northcote, James, 1746-1831, addressee.
Northmore, Thomas, 1766-1851, addressee.
Ogborne, Elizabeth, 1763 or 64-1853, addressee.
Ollier, Charles, 1788-1859, addressee.
Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853, addressee.
Parkes, Joseph, 1796-1865, addressee.
Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852, addressee.
Pickersgill, Henry William, 1782-1875, addressee.
Place, Francis, 1771-1854, addressee.
Reynolds, Frederic Mansel, -1850, addressee.
Rickman, Thomas Clio, 1761-1834, addressee.
Rodd, Thomas, 1763-1822, addressee.
Sharp, Richard, 1759-1835, addressee.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851, addressee.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822, addressee.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816, addressee.
Shield, William, 1748-1829, addressee.
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817, addressee.
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, 1795-1854, addressee.
Taylor, John, 1750-1826, addressee.
Taylor, John, 1757-1832, addressee.
Taylor, John, 1781-1864, addressee.
Taylor, Richard, 1781-1858, addressee.
Tieck, Ludwig, 1773-1853, addressee.
Wilson, Effingham, 1783-1868, addressee.
Wilson, Walter, 1781-1847, addressee.
Wollstonecraft, Everina, 1765-1843, addressee.
Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley (Firm), addressee.
Archibald Constable & Co., addressee.
Longman & Co., addressee.
G. G. and J. Robinson (Paternoster Row, London, England), addressee.
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Pforz MS
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