Harry Buxton Forman manuscript material : 60 items 1877-1913

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Harry Buxton Forman manuscript material : 60 items, 1877-1913

Harry Buxton Forman manuscript material : 60 items 1877-1913

Harry Buxton Forman, English bibliographer and forger. He wrote a great deal of critical and bibliographic literary scholarship throughout his life, most notably on Shelley and Keats, all the while maintaining a career in the Post Office. In 1886 Forman met fellow bibliographer T. J. Wise through the Shelley Society, and the two began secretly printing counterfeit publications of works of famous authors, subsequently validating the authenticity of the books through their own bibliographic works. Their scheme remained largely undetected until nearly two decades after Forman's death, with the publication of John Carter and Graham Pollard's Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets. The Harry Buxton Forman manuscript material in the Pforzheimer collection consists of writings and correspondence. The writings include: the holograph text of his Memoir of Shelley, as published in the 1892 Aldine edition of Shelley's works ; papers relating to his "The Building of the Idylls," an essay on Tennyson ; and over a dozen essays and works of criticism on Shelley or Shelley-related publications. The correspondence is dated from between 1877 and 1913, and mostly discusses Shelley scholarship. Correspondents include: Paola Clairmont, niece of Claire Clairmont ; Mary Cowden Clarke, literary scholar and writer ; E. J. Trelawny, writer and adventurer ; and Thomas James Wise, book collector and forger.

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Axon, William E.A. (William Edward Armytage), 1846-1913

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Trelawny, Edward John, 1792-1881

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Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930

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Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822

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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 conti...

Newman, Henry Roderick, 1843-1917

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Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913

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Rendall, Vernon, 1869-

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Ebsworth, Joseph Woodfall, 1824-1908

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The Reverend Joseph Woodfall, M.A. was born in 1824; graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge in 1864, and was ordained in the same year; in 1871 he became the vicar of Molash, Kent; collected and edited English ballads and poetry; publications include The Roxburghe ballads (editor, 1869), and the Westminster drolleries of 1671 and 1672 (editor, 1875); he died in 1908. From the description of Papers, ca. 1860-1904. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 4029...

Clairmont, Paola, 1825-1891.

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Pauline "Paola" Clairmont, niece of Claire Clairmont of the Shelley circle. Like her aunt, she was a governess, traveled widely, and had a child out of wedlock. Paola also lived with Claire, first as a boarder and then as an unpaid housekeeper, during the final years of her aunt's life. The story of Paola's encounters with Shelley enthusiast Edward Augustus Silsbee inspired Henry James's novella "The Aspern Papers.". From the guide to the Paola Clairmont manuscript material : 42 item...

Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901

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Frederick Startridge Ellis, bookseller and author who was for many years the official buyer for the British Museum. From the description of Frederick Startridge Ellis manuscript material : 1 item, 1886 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 185022282 From the guide to the Frederick Startridge Ellis manuscript material : 2 items, 1886-ca. 1887, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Epithet: bookseller and aut...

Locock, C. D. (Charles Dealtry), 1862-

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Charles Dealtry Locock, British literary scholar and writer on games. From the description of Charles Dealtry Locock manuscript material : 2 items, ca. early twentieth century (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 714145775 From the guide to the Charles Dealtry Locock manuscript material : 2 items, ca. early twentieth century, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Andrew Cecil Bradley, English literary scho...

Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917

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The controversial bibliographer Harry Buxton Forman was best known for his work on Shelley, Keats, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as well as for collaborating with Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937) in the creation of numerous literary forgeries. From the description of Harry Buxton Forman volumes, ca. 1892-1907. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 82181516 Harry Buxton Forman, English bibliographer and forger. He wrote a great deal of critical and bibliographic literary...

Shelley-Rolls, John Courtown Edward 1871-

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Rogers, Benjamin Bickley, 1828-1919

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Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946

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English author and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Hampstead, to Victor Plarr, [no year] Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617349 The author was head of a Welsh organization, "Undeb Cymdeithasan Diwylliadd Cymreig Llundain" (letterhead reads : "Tymhor, 1902-1903".) Members included David Lloyd George. With this is filed a typed letter of transmittal from Louttit to Damon (Nov. 8, 1935). From the description of Letter, 1903, ...

Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937

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Epithet: of Add MS 38794 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x00005c Thomas James Wise was an English book collector, printer, bibliographer, and literary forger. From the description of Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455235 From the guide to the Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937, (The New York Public ...

Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919

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English author - Brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [18]85 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657827 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [190]7 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657844 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [18]96 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657832 From the description of Autograph posta...

Clarke, Mary Cowden, 1809-1898

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Mary Cowden Clarke was a British author and actress and one of the first significant female Shakespearean editors. Her family were intimates of Keats, Dickens, Fielding, and the Lambs. Working with her husband, Charles Cowden Clarke, and on her own, she compiled an impressive body of work including the major Shakespearean concordance of her day. From the description of Mary Cowden Clarke letters and poem, 1872-1882. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49848...

Shelley, Susanna, d. 1920.

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