Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1792-08-04
Death 1822-07-08
Britons
English, French

Biographical notes:

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), poet, was born at Field Place, Warnham, on 4 August 1792, and attended the Sion House academy at Brentford, and then Eton. He entered University College, Oxford, in 1810, but was sent down the following year after writing the pamphlet The necessity of atheism . He eloped to Scotland with Harriet Westbrook, whom he married in Edinburgh in 1811. Shelley spent 1812 in Ireland, addressing meetings and writing pamphlets. In 1814 he left his wife and fled to the continent with Mary Godwin. He left England again in 1816, and travelled with Mary and Lord Byron on the continent. In 1818 he departed England for Italy, where he settled. He was drowned after leaving Leghorn to sail to Spezzia on 8 July 1822.

From the guide to the Percy Bysshe Shelley: To Jane. The Invitation, 1822, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Poet and author.

From the description of Collection, 1814-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067796

English poet.

From the description of The Aziola : [n.p.] : copy of the poem in the autograph of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664697

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chamounix (Switzerland), to Thomas Love Peacock, 1816 July 22-1816 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662454

From the description of Stanzas written in dejection near Naples : Naples : autograph final draft of the poem unsigned, 1818 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665046

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Leghorn, to Thomas Love Peacock, 1819 09 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663325

From the description of Autograph letters signed (10) and a copy of an autograph letter signed Poems (3) 2 in autograph. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664163

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dover, to William Godwin, 1816 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662512

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Field Place, to Edward Fergus Graham, [1810] Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662547

From the description of Sonnet : [n.p.] : autograph final draft unsigned, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665038

From the description of Autograph letter signed, last half of second sheet with signature cut away : Florence, to Thomas Medwin, 1820 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663318

From the description of Copy of autograph letter signed in the hand of Capt. Daniel Roberts : Pisa, to Jane Williams, 1822 Jul. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664747

From the description of The fugitives : AMs poem, [1821]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626319

From the description of Notebook, [1821?]. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13059476

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Pisa, to Claire Clairmont, 1821 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663661

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bishopsgate, to Lackington, Allen and Co., 1815 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662307

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 13 Norfolk St. [London], to William Godwin, 1816 Mar. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662164

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Pisa, to Lord Byron, 1820 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663659

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 41 Hans Place, [London], to R. Hayward, his solicitor., 1815 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662205

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Bryant, 1816 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270853764

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Pisa, to Charles Ollier, 1820 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663665

From the description of ALS : Leghorn [Livorno], to Charles Ollier, 1819 Sept. 6. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122581013

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bishopsgate near Egham, to Carpenter and Son, 1816 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662302

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initial : Pisa (or rather Leghorn), to Leigh Hunt, 1821 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664087

Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Romantic poet.

From the description of Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript material : 293 items, 1809-1822 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 249302117

From the guide to the Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript material : 299 items, 1809-1822, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Percy Bysshe Shelley was a British poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, and translator.

From the description of Percy Bysshe Shelley collection of papers, 1809-1908. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122533702

From the guide to the Percy Bysshe Shelley collection of papers, 1809-1908, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Poet.

From the description of Letters, manuscripts, and miscellaneous papers, [ca. 1810-1881], [ca. 1810-1845] (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155474895

Epithet: poet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000265.0x00007e

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  • Poets, English--Correspondence.
  • English drama--19th century
  • Socialism
  • Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Gender identity--History
  • Poetry
  • Sex role--History
  • Poets, English
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Poets, English--Autographs

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