Sunday, 19 January 2014
These documents, Professor Crook explains, offer us an insight into Shelley's friendship with the Smiths, revealing her loyalty to the family alongside personal details about her son and her failing health. Shelley consults with Smith about one of Edward Trelawny's manuscripts, and asks if she can have permission to publish some letters written by her late husband, Percy Shelley, in which he expresses negative views about religion.
The letters will be published in a future edition of the Keats-Shelley Journal.
The original article from the Chelmsford Weekly News can be found here.