"It was an idle click on an unpromising website that first directed Nora Crook towards the most exciting and unexpected discovery of her distinguished academic career. Crook, a professor emerita at Anglia Ruskin University and expert on the Romantic period, was researching an obscure 19th-century novelist when her internet search brought up a listing for 13 documents at Essex Record Office, catalogued under the tantalising words: 'Letter from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley'.
'I thought: 'What is this?' and clicked on the link,' she said. 'I knew right away they had never been published before.'"
A spectacular discovery! Previously unpublished letters written by the author of "Frankeinstein" Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley between the years 1831 and 1849 have been found in the Essex Record Office.
Read the whole article by Esther Addley in The Guardian (January 8, 2014):
>>> Mary Shelley letters discovered in Essex archive
(Picture: courtesy of Between the Covers Rare Books)