Correspondence and papers of the Shelley family, relating predominantly to the members of the family listed in the Administrative/Biographical History, but also including some papers of earlier members of the family.
Additional Shelley Family Manuscripts
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Shelley adds. b. 1-2, c. 2-6, c. 7-12, d. 4-10, d. 12-16, e. 6-22, f. 1-5
- Dates of Creation1592-1986 (predominantly 18th-20th century)
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description47 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Shelley family includes Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), poet; his grandfather, Sir Bysshe Shelley (1731-1815), 1st Baronet; his father Timothy Shelley (1753-1844), 2nd Baronet, MP ; his wife Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), author; and his son Sir Percy Florence Shelley (1819-1889), 3rd Baronet.
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The papers were given to the Library in 1933, 1946 and 1961.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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