New Diary Online --- The Diary of William Godwin
- The Diary of William Godwin
Eds. Victoria Myers, David O'Shaughnessy, Mark Philp.
Oxford: Oxford Digital Library, 2010.
The Leverhulme Godwin project announces the publication of William Godwin's diary (1788-1836). The diary is a resource of immense importance to researchers of history, politics, literature, and women's studies.
The diary has been transcribed and encoded so that it is fully searchable. High resolution scanned images of the manuscript are also provided. The diary maps the radical intellectual and political life of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as providing extensive evidence on publishing relations, conversational coteries, artistic circles and theatrical production over the same period.
One can also trace the developing relationships of one of the most important families in British literature, Godwin's own, which included his wife Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97), their daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851), and his son-in-law Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).
Many of the most important figures in British and Irish cultural history feature in its pages, including Anna Barbauld, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Philpot Curran, Charles James Fox, Henry Grattan,William Hazlitt, Elizabeth Inchbald, Charles and Mary Lamb, Mary Robinson, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Wm Wordsworth, et al.
The editorial team welcomes feedback and will be updating the resource intermittently over the next two years.