The Shelley-Godwin Archive

Division of Preservation and Access

Frontispiece to Mary Shelley, Frankenstein published by Colburn and Bentley, Lo

Mary Wollstonecraft and her husband William Godwin, together with their daughter Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, have been justly called “England’s first family of writers." Browse a collection of the family's digitized papers, including the original manuscript of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.