Shelling out for Shelley

first_imgThe Bodleian library and University College have acquired a new group ofletters written by the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley who was a undergraduate at thecollege. The letters were written by Shelley and his friend Thomas JeffersonHogg over two terms whilst at Oxford,and were addressed to the inventor Ralph Wedgwood. The letters were found inthe contents of a house, and bought by University Collegeand the Bodleian with aid by a donation from the AG Leventis foundation. LordButler of Brockwell, master of Univ, said “I feel very excited indeed aboutthese letters.” Ronald Milne, Acting Director of University Library Servicesstated, “These new Shelley letters not only add considerably to ourunderstanding of a significant point in the history of the University and oneof its most famous students, but they provide new raw materials for scholarlyresearch for our postgraduate and higher-level researchers in Oxford.”ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img

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