- Dods, Mary Diana
- Call number
- Pforz MS
- Physical description
- 1 item
- Preferred Citation
- Mary Diana Dods manuscript material : 1 item, Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
- Access to materials
- Restricted access. Request access to this collection.
Mary Diana Dods, pseudonym David Lyndsay, British writer. For a time she lived among Paris's elite Anglo-French society as a man, taking the name Walter Sholto Douglas. As Douglas, Dods had a wife and child, and her close friend, writer Mary Shelley, helped her conceal the truth behind her gender identity. To Wm. Spooner, care of Mssrs. Hurst & Robinson, publishers : 1 autograph letter signed "D. Lyndsay" : 26 Jun 1825 : (S'ANA 1019) : regarding corrections to proof sheets for an upcoming work ; includes, "I have amended the passage thus - 'Many who were most deserving' etc. and 'Shelley is not - Lord Byron is not' etc." The letter is framed and stored with other flat framed items.
Using the collection
LocationCarl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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