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Jane, Lady Shelley manuscript material : 15 items

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Jane, Lady Shelley manuscript material : 15 items, 1851-1889.
Author
Shelley, Lady, (Jane), 1820-1899.

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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
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15 items
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Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Jane Shelley [other married name St. John], née Gibson, Lady Shelley; she was the wife of Sir Percy Florence Shelley, son of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the novelist.
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
874294619
Author
Shelley, Lady, (Jane), 1820-1899.
Title
Jane, Lady Shelley manuscript material : 15 items, 1851-1889.
Summary
· Holograph note on an envelope containing a Robert Louis Stevenson manuscript : 1 Sep 1885 : (S'ANA 0196) : [from Exeter?] : note reads in full, "Exeter / Sep.r 1st 1885 / Rob.t Louis Stevenson / When he was not / allowed to speak." With "Boscombe Manor" embossed on the seal flap of the envelope. Filed under "Stevenson."
· Holograph corrections, alterations and notes in Pforzheimer copy 2 of Hogg's Life of Shelley : [ca. 1858?] : (S'ANA 0894) : volume II only, with Lady Shelley's ownership signature on the title page, and Sir Percy's bookplate on the front paste-down; with manuscript insertions or corrections on pages 51, 53, 55-67, 77-81, 90-95, 100-104, 122-129, 134-141, 145-151, 175, 207, 211; and various lines and markings on pages 7, 8, 18,19, 165, 166, 211, 389, 500 and 508. Shelved as *Pforz BT (Shelley, J.) 01.
· Holograph corrections, alterations and notes in Pforzheimer copy 10 of Hogg's Life of Shelley : [ca. 1858?] : (S'ANA 0392) : two volumes, with many excised leaves and parts of leaves, some missing and some laid in; including a cancellation and note signed "J. S." on page 56 of volume I; with a number of leaves laid in from Lady Shelley's Shelley Memorials, and a clipping from the Athenaeum. Shelved as *Pforz BT (Shelley, J.) 02.
· To Isabella Baxter Booth, childhood friend of Mary Shelley : 1 autograph letter : 20 Feb 1851 : (S'ANA 0065) : 2 pages (double sheet) : from 24 Chester Square : on the death of Mary Shelley; begins, "You must allow me to address you thus intimately, for although personally unknown to you yet I know that you were beloved by the sweet darling who has been so early taken from us ..."; enclosing a lock of Mary Shelley's hair (no longer present); with thick mourning border.
· To A. H. Dooley, proprietor of the Opera House bookstore in Terre Haute, Indiana : 1 autograph letter signed : 17 Oct 1876 : (S'ANA 0069) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants. (embossed stationery) : on the subject of an engraving of Marianne Hunt's bust of Shelley; begins, "In answer to your note concerning the portrait of Shelley first advertised in Mr. Forman's edition of the Poems. I must tell you that it was withdrawn at Sir Percy's request as it was in fact no portrait of Shelley ..."; with the stamped, postmarked envelope.
· To Leigh Hunt, poet, journalist and critic : 1 autograph letter signed : 7 Jul 1858 : (S'ANA 0066) : 5 pages (1 double sheet; 1 single sheet) : from Boscombe : on Hogg's LIfe of Shelley; begins, "I have greatly to thank you for the packet received this morning -- it is the only thing I have yet read at all descriptive of my own feelings with regard to Hoggs book ..."
· To Thornton Leigh Hunt, journalist, son of Leigh Hunt : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : "Friday night" [1862?] : (S'ANA 0067) : from 103, Victoria Street S. W. (embossed stationery) : regarding Shelley letters; begins, "I have to apologize for not having sent you what you required -- the fact is that I can find nothing that I should really consider of a business nature ..." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 3 May [watermark = 1862] : (S'ANA 0068) : from 103, Victorial Street S.W. (embossed stationery) : on her and Sir Percy's "answer to Peacock already in the press"; begins, "I should have answered your note last night, but I was ill ..."
· To Wilfrid Meynell, publisher, editor and writer : 1 autograph letter signed : 31 Aug 1878 : (S'ANA 0268) : 2 ¹/₂ pages (double sheet) : from Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants. (embossed stationery) : begins, "Thank you much for your note & the pretty volume accompanying it ..."; with the stamped, postmarked envelope.
· To Edward Moxon, publisher and poet : 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Feb 1857 : (S'ANA 0186) : 3 pages (double sheet) : from Boscombe : begins, "Some few years ago when we had the pleasure of seeing you at Boscombe you expressed a regret that no life had been written of Shelley -- The only person who coul ddo this with any degree of truth, is his early college friend Jefferson Hogg ..."
· To Mrs. Rashleigh : 1 autograph letter signed : [no date] : (S'ANA 1079) : 4 pages (double sheet) : [no place] : regarding a copy of a Mary Shelley letter; begins, "I fear you must think me a horrid brute for never having even said "thank you" for your most kind letter, containing the copy I wished ..."
· To Mr. Smith : 1 autograph letter signed : 10 Jul 1881 : (S'ANA 0070) : 6 ¹/₂ pages (2 double sheets) : from Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment. S. W. (embossed stationery) : on portraits of Shelley, and a Shelley memorial; begins, "On my return from the country last night I found your note & kind gift for which accept my best thanks ..."
· To Anna Swanwick, translator, writer, and social reformer : 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Dec 1881 : (S'ANA 0740) : 3 ¹/₂ pages (double sheet) : from Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment, S.W. (embossed stationery) : begins "I have been trying to get to you for many days - but I am forbidden to drive out in the cold ..."
· To the Rev. H. G. West, Bournemouth : 1 autograph postscript signed : 19 Nov 1886 : (S'ANA 0611) : 2 ¹/₄ pages (double sheet) : from Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants. (embossed stationery) : written on pages 2-4 of lettersheet, following autograph letter signed by Sir Percy to West; Lady Shelley begins, "P.S. In case I should not be able to see you or Mrs. West ..." Filed under "Percy Florence Shelley."
· To Thomas James Wise, book collector and forger : 1 autograph letter signed : 10 Jun 1889 : (S'ANA 0071) : 2 ¹/₄ pages (double sheet) : from Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth, Hants. (embossed stationery) : begins, "I regret very much not to have forwarded before this one subscriptions to the Shelley Society ..."; with mourning border.
Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Jane Shelley [other married name St. John], née Gibson, Lady Shelley; she was the wife of Sir Percy Florence Shelley, son of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the novelist.
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Booth, Isabella Baxter, 1795- recipient.
Dooley, A. H., active 1863-1912, recipient.
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859, recipient.
Hunt, Thornton Leigh, 1810-1873, recipient.
Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948, recipient.
Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858, recipient.
Swanwick, Anna, 1813-1899, recipient.
West, H. G., recipient.
Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937, recipient.
Found In:
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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