Shelley-Godwin Archive: new grant and material

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Shelley-Godwin Archive: new grant and material

Raffaele Viglianti-2
The Shelley-Godwin Archive is pleased to share two important announcements:

The first is the publication of the Scrope Davies Notebook in the Archive.
Mislaid and then forgotten from 1818 to 1976, this notebook that Percy
Bysshe Shelley entrusted to Byron’s friend Scrope Davies was famously
discovered in a trunk in the vaults of Barclay Bank at 1, Pall Mall East in
London. It is currently held on loan at the British Library. The notebook
contains two previously unknown sonnets by Shelley ("Upon the wandering
winds” and “To Laughter”) and alternative versions of “Hymn to Intellectual
Beauty” and “Mont Blanc” (Scene—Pont Pellisier in the vale of Servox).
Digital images of these poems with full transcriptions can be accessed
independently or in the order of the notebook as a whole, and may be found

Second, we are very pleased to announce the award of a grant from Queen
Mary University of London for digitizing the manuscripts of William
Godwin’s two greatest works, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
and Caleb Williams, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Overseen by
renowned Godwin scholar Pamela Clemit, the project is a collaboration
among QMUL, the V&A, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities (MITH). We expect to make these manuscripts available on
the Shelley-Godwin Archive by the end of September 2017. More details
about this project can be found here:

Raffaele Viglianti, PhD
Research Programmer
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
University of Maryland