Shelley Papers

Scope and Content

Shelley papers, consisting of letters and pieces by Shelley.

Administrative / Biographical History

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers are part of a donation from Jane Lady Shelley, the poet's daughter-in-law, made in 1893 and 1894.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31548-59.

Related Material

See also Abinger Papers (Dep. b. 210-15, b. 226-9, c. 477-8, c. 507-38, c. 601-12, c. 663, c. 674, c. 766-9, c. 810-14, d. 311, d. 374, d. 390-3, d. 398-414, d. 473-5, d. 562-7, e. 196-243, e. 246, e. 273-4, f. 32-41, f. 65-9) and Additional Shelley Family Manuscripts (MSS. Shelley adds. b. 1-2, c. 2-6, c. 7-12, d. 4-10, d. 12-16, e. 6-22, f. 1-5).