[Humanist] 30.900 Shelley-Godwin Archive news

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 900.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:32:53 -0400
        From: Neil Fraistat <nfraistat at gmail.com>
        Subject: New on Shelley-Godwin Archive

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
here: http://shelleygodwinarchive.org/contents/bl_loan_ms_70_08/

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 
renownedGodwin 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: 




Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
0301 Hornbake Library North
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)

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