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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 822.1

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley correspondence with Thomas Love Peacock and Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith


Correspondence between the English writers Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Thomas Love Peacock, and his daughter Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith.


  • Creation: 1835-1850

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes letters from Shelly to Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith and correspondence between Shelley and Thomas Love Peacock. Letters are about daily events and their writing. Also includes a manuscript fragment in an unidentified hand of a poem by Lord Byron.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English author best known for her novel Frankenstein. She was married to the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Thomas Love Peacock was a poet and novelist and a close friend of Percy Shelley's. Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith was Peacock's daughter, married to the English poet and novelist George Meredith.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-188. Gift of Hamill and Barker 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601; received: 1966 26 May.

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley correspondence with Thomas Love Peacock and Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith, 1835-1850: Guide.
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