This resource provides a detailed chronology of Mary Shelley's life and work, as well as several contemporary reviews of her novels and of a play inspired by Frankenstein.
1. #134. Shine: Dudley. The "unknown friend" is John William Ward, Lord Dudley (1781-1833), English Tory politician, close friend of Edward Copleston. Gifford initially declined this article from Ward because George Ellis had claimed the subject, but after Ellis withdrew his claim Gifford gladly accepted Dudley's contribution (BL MS. 28,099 ff.89-90). George Ellis (1753-1815), English diplomat. M.P. for Seaford. Co-founded the Anti-Jacobin with George Canning and John Hookham Frere; it was edited by William Gifford. A close friend of Walter Scott and Richard Heber.