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Three letters from William Godwin, two to William Hone and one to Charles Ollier

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MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fols. 19-23

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Brief letters from William Godwin to the London publishers and writers William Hone (fols. 19 and 20) and Charles Ollier (fol. 21), the last with an addition on its verso of a corrected draft, not in Ollier’s hand, of the start of a story headed ‘The pirate’s Treasure’; with (fols. 22-23) two associated modern index-cards.

Dates

  • 10 Feb 1819 and 8 Oct 1821; 22 Sep 1831

Extent

5 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Shelfmark:

MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fols. 19-23

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11589

Abstract

Three letters from William Godwin, two to William Hone and one to Charles Ollier

Biographical / Historical

William Godwin (1756 –1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Sotheby’s, 14 Jul 2015, lot 84, through The Friends of the Bodleian.

Existence and Location of Copies

Related Materials

See also the Abinger catalogue of the correspondence and papers of the Godwin and Shelley families (MS. Abinger b. 1-6; c. 1-31, 31*, 32-92; d. 1-38; e. 1-69); the Shelley collection of manuscripts and relics (MSS. Shelley c. 1, d. 1-3, e. 1-6; Shelley relics (a)-(g)); and the additional Shelley papers (MSS. Shelley adds. a. 1 (R), b. 1-2, c. 2-16, d. 1-19, e. 1-27, f. 1-5; MSS. Shelley Deeds c. 1-23; Shelley Relics (h)-(j), 1-35).
Title
Three letters from William Godwin, two to William Hone and one to Charles Ollier
Status
Published
Author
Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Bruce Barker-Benfield. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe.
Date
2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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