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Bryant, William 1760-1844

Overview
Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 3 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Roles: Recipient
Most widely held works by William Bryant
William Godwin manuscript material by William Godwin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 his works Fleetwood, Coludesley, and Lives of the Necromancers ; manuscript drafts of essays from his Enquirer ; and proof revisions written in volumes of his 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, poet ; and over one hundred others. The promissory notes date from between 1804-1818, and are mostly to neighborhood merchants. Various other documents include library call slips, memos of agreement for business deals, and Godwin's last will and testament. A fair amount of The Pforzheimer Collection's Godwin manuscript material dated before 1822 is published, with extensive commentary, in Shelley and His Circle
Joseph Hume (Somerset House clerk) manuscript material by Joseph Hume( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

· To William Bryant of Sussex, probably an attorney : 3 letters relating to Shelley's estate -- 1 autograph letter signed : 14 May 1816 : (S'ANA 0406) : from Victualling Office, Somerset House; on behalf of Godwin, begins, "I forgot whether I informed you that Mr. Shelley is gone out of own for about three weeks." Published with commentary as SC 329 in Shelley and his Circle, v. IV, p. 682. Tipped into Pforzheimer copy 1 of the first edition of Shelley's Adonais. Shelved as *Pforz 557L 10. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 11 Jun 1816 : (S'ANA 0450) : from Vict Office; begins, "When we last parted it was your intention to call on Mr. Teasdale ..." Published with commentary as SC 354B in Shelley and his Circle, v. IV, p. 837. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 26 Jul 1816 : (S'ANA 0407) : from Victualling Office London; relating to Shelley's financial transactions; begins, "It is now a fortnight since you left me with an intention of making an application to Teasdale ..." Published with commentary as SC 337 in Shelley and his Circle, v. IV, p. 726. Tipped into Pforzheimer copy 1 of the first edition of Shelley's Adonais. Shelved as *Pforz 557L 10
Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript material by Percy Bysshe Shelley( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings and correspondence. The writings include: the holograph manuscript of his Philosophical View of Reform; the "Esdaile Notebook," a copybook containing over fifty early holograph poems; and extensive holograph revisions in a printed copy of his Queen Mab. The bulk of the correspondence is dated between 1810 and 1822 and discusses publishing matters, family arrangements and financial concerns. Correspondents include: Lord Byron, poet; William Godwin, philosopher and novelist; Thomas Jefferson Hogg, lawyer and writer, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist; and over fifty others
 
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Alternative Names
Bryant, W. (William), 1760-1844

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