December 2003

Keeping Shelley MSS together at the Bodleian

Dr. B. C. Barker-Benfield of the Bodleian Library at Oxford sends the following good news about keeping Mary Shelley's manuscripts together under one roof.

December 10, 2003
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has been awarded £3 million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund towards the purchase of the Abinger Papers, an archive of major literary significance which includes the surviving manuscripts of Mary Shelley’s famous novel Frankenstein. It is the largest grant ever received by the Library towards a single purchase. [cont'd]

Journey to Goslar (Duncan Wu in The Guardian)

With the big snowstorms up and down the east coast of the U.S. this week, it was perfect timing for Saturday's article in the Guardian, by Duncan Wu, of St. Catherine's College, Oxford, on the Wordsworths' trip to Germany in the winter of 1798.

Messolonghi Byron Society

The Byron Society shares with us this new URL from Greece and the Messolonghi Byron Society, which is "devoted to promoting scholarly and general understanding of Lord Byron's life and poetry as well as cultivating appreciation for other historical figures in the 19th-century international Philhellenic movement."

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